Elder Abuse: Advocating for the Golden Years

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This program was recorded on May 29th, 2018

Over the next 30 to 40 years, $30 trillion in financial and non-financial assets are expected to pass from the baby boomers — the wealthiest and one-time largest generation in U.S. history — to their heirs. With all of this wealth has come a deluge of physical and financial Elder Abuse by care gives, family members and some professionals. The Legislature has provided stiff penalties, in both the Welfare and Institutions Code and Probate Code, for elder abusers including: treble damages, mandatory attorney fees and disinheritance. Learn about the California elder abuse statutes and how to apply them.



  • Amy Harrington
    Amy Harrington is the lead attorney of a boutique law firm focused on probate and family law matters. She regularly handles trust and probate litigation (including elder abuse), conservatorships, estate planning, trust and probate administration services. Ms. Harrington is a California Probate Referee for San Francisco County and an editor of the CEB California Conservatorship Practice Guide. She frequently gives talks on probate topics and has been a lecturer for NBI, IPE, San Francisco Bar Association, California Probate Referee Association, Professional Fiduciary Association of California, the AIDS Legal Referral Panel and the California Pacific Medical Center. Ms. Harrington graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.A. degree in political science and sociology and received her J.D. degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

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    1. Identifying physical and financial elder abuse. Common red flags.
    2. Standing. Who can bring the case both before and after death.
    3. Drafting the pleadings.
    4. Conducting Discovery and Trial
    5. Collecting the Judgment.

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