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Webinar: Marrying into Elder Abuse

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October 12, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

In the 1980s and 1990s, the California Legislature passed laws to protect elders from financial predators. Recognizing that elders constitute a significant and identifiable segment of the population more subject to risk of abuse, the Legislature passed the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act in 1982.  A decade later, the first prohibited transferee statute was passed, invalidating testamentary transfers to caregivers and estate plan drafters under most circumstances. These statutes operate as deterrents to the greedy. Although it may be difficult for a loved one to gain legal standing to protect an elder under these statutes, at least the avenues exist.

Speaker: Ellen McKissock

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Ellen McKissock is a trial attorney with nearly 40 years of experience and chairs Hopkins & Carley’s Trust & Estate Litigation Practice group.  Ms. McKissock is a past chair of the Executive Committee of the Trust and Estates section of the California Lawyers Association (TEXCOM) and an ACTEC Fellow. Ms. McKissock has spent 20 years of her practice in the field of trusts and estates litigation.  She has participated in drafting legislation in this field and as well as in appellate work.

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