The Crime of the 21st Century: Elder Financial Abuse

Probate & Property Magazine: Volume 28 No. 04

Kristen M. Lewis is counsel in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.

Elder financial abuse (EFA) is a societal blight resulting in estimated losses to victims of $2.9 billion annually. Attorneys who advise elders and other at-risk adults must strive to recognize their clients’ risk for EFA and endeavor to design protective estate plans that will help prevent it.

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