June 01, 2014

Elder Financial Abuse—A View from the Front Lines, Part III: Remedies

Catherine A. Seal

Editor’s Note: This is the third of a three-part article on elder financial abuse. Part I was “Identifying and Preventing Elder Financial Abuse.” Part II was “How to Intervene.” Part III is “Remedies.”

Civil Remedies

Because civil remedies involve the employment of civil attorneys, remedies cases are generally only pursued if there is a reasonable chance of recovery. If a case involves the improper transfer and potential recovery of an asset or a defendant against whom there is a strong likelihood of recovery, pursuit of civil remedies may be appropriate.

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