On this blog, we talk a lot about why doctors, chiropractors, dentists, and others commit Los Angeles Medicare fraud. What drives them, psychologically, socially, and societally?
We also talk about what these defendants should do, how to grapple with the situation, etc. But let’s take time to change perspective and consider the role of family members. If you are the spouse or child of someone charged with any Southern California white crime, such as credit card fraud, insurance fraud, identity theft, etc., you may feel mixed emotions about what’s going on.
• On the one hand, perhaps you are shocked by the news of the arrest or investigation – you had no idea.
• Perhaps you knew that something “fishy” was going on, so you are not surprised, but you’re deeply disappointed and scared.
• Perhaps you played a small, non-negligible role in the fraud, and you are scared about what might happen to you.
• In any case, you are worried about the ultimate consequences, not only for your loved ones, but also for your life, future, financers, and reputation.
So what’s the solution in this drama? How do you go about reconstructing your life, getting at the truth, and dealing with a cascade of revelations?
According to productivity guru David Allen, it’s never a bad idea to begin recalibrating by assessing “what’s true now” in your world. Rather than spend time ruminating about what life was like before the Los Angeles Medicare fraud charges, spend some time identifying what’s true in your world. What are all the things that are pulling on your attention? Once you have those categorized, you can then process, organize, and review them per Allen’s methodology.
Getting clarity about what’s true is an essential first step. The next step is to gain clarity on where you would like to go. What you would like to be true, given your currently reality?
It’s best to find resources and mentors to help you through this process. An experienced Southern California Medicare fraud attorney, like Michael Kraut of the Kraut Law Group, can help you make sense of the chaos in your life and steer you in a positive direction.