It's 2016. We are in the midst of a year in which it seems that our American flag is always at half-mast, popular anger at the status quo from opposite ends of the spectrum is growing and common notions as to law and policy face upheaval.
Even for the staid and predictable processes of estate litigation, there are extraordinary changes underway. Attorneys long invested in the California estate process as it was are learning that the risks to estate wrongdoers are shifting. The risk of both civil and criminal prosecution of financial elder abusers now carries a much higher probability.
Well-seasoned lawyers - many of them pillars of the probate bar - can still misunderstand California's laws on financial elder abuse. New laws have redefined both the boundaries and venues of the prosecution of elder financial abuse claims. The right to a jury trial in seeking the prosecution of financial elder abuse claims is a part of this redefinition...
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