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Dependent Adults with Mental Limitations | California Financial Abuse

Dependent Adult Financial Abuse Mental Limitations.jpgCalifornia law provides that '"Financial abuse" of an elder or dependent adult occurs when a person or entity does any of the following ..." The statute goes on to list the actions that constitute financial abuse. The list is well covered in California's jury instruction covering the essential factual elements of financial abuse. For now, I want to focus briefly on the factors that go into determining who is a "dependent adult?" California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 15610.23 provides:

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