What Attorneys Need To Know About Calif. Elder Abuse Act

Law360, New York (January 20, 2017, 11:40 AM EST) -- As California's population ages and the elderly become a larger proportion of the population, ensuring their financial health will become an increasingly significant issue. Age puts elders at risk of declining cognitive abilities, making them susceptible to poor decision-making and undue influence from those who would take advantage of them. California has enacted legislation to address those who neglect or intentionally take advantage of the elderly. This article explores that legislation and the issues, risks and challenges which it and elderly clients pose for lawyers.


The elderly as a percentage of the United States' population is expected to grow significantly...

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