Half Day Program

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Why You Should Attend

Financial elder abuse is defined as the illegal or improper use of an elder’s funds, property, or assets, including, but not limited to misusing or stealing an older person’s money or possessions, coercing or deceiving an older person into signing any document, and the improper use of conservatorship, guardianship, or power of attorney. Over half of the perpetrators in financial abuse cases are family members of the victim. Financial exploitation can lead to monetary loss, financial dependence, psychological decline, and compromised physical wellness. Financial elder abuse cases span many different areas of law, including trusts and estate, family law, real estate law, and criminal law. Civil attorneys are necessary to deploy innovative legal strategies and advocacy to mitigate the effects of abuse and help older adults attain the remedies they seek.

This training will provide information and resources to help attorneys as they represent clients who may have experienced financial exploitation.

What You Will Learn

After completing this program, participants will be able to:

  • Refine intake questions for screening financial elder abuse matters.
  • Select financial elder abuse cases by recognizing how various factors impact case outcomes.
  • Understand how elder abuse restraining orders can be used as a tool in financial elder abuse cases.
  • Define and recognize coerced debt.
  • Draft language in powers of attorney and trusts to prevent elder abuse.

Who Should Attend

Practitioners who work with older adults and caregivers and are seeking a better understanding of financial exploitation and how to assist victims of financial elder abuse. The training will explore emerging issues and trends in financial exploitation, and provide practical information for practitioners who are new to aging and elder law issues, as well as practitioners with elder law experience who are looking to deepen their understanding of financial elder abuse remedies.

Special Feature(s): Scholarships are available to attend this program.

Program Level: All Levels.

Prerequisites: An interest in learning how you can assist elder survivors of financial abuse.

Advanced Preparation: None.

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