Trusts and Estates

Ca. Trs. & Estates Quarterly 2016, Volume 22, Issue 2

REMEDIES FOR ELDER FINANCIAL ABUSE

By Vivian L. Thoreen, Esq.,* Christopher D. Carico, Esq.,** and David G. Knitter, Esq.***

I. INTRODUCTION & OVERVIEW

Elder financial abuse continues to be a vehicle for predators to obtain wealth from the unwary. This article is part 2 to an article previously published in the Quarterly regarding elder financial abuse.1

The Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (the "Act" or the "Elder Abuse Act") is codified in Welfare and Institutions Code section 15600 et seq. (References in this article to "elder" and "elder abuse" includes "dependent adult"2 and "dependent adult abuse," as defined by the Act.)

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