Dependent adults, or adults with physical and mental limitations that restrict their ability to carry out normal activities or to protect their rights, often fall through the cracks of the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act and become victims of exploitative businesses or predatory lending. Thanks in part to the vague definition of “dependent adult” in the Act, many are effectively being denied protection that the legislation was intended to provide.
Dependent adults are more likely than other vulnerable groups to exhibit erratic behavior, and it’s easy for many to dismiss their claims as lacking credibility. As dependent adults often have limited abilities and resources to advocate for themselves, it is imperative that attorneys are properly prepared to advocate on their clients’ behalf.
Join HFL Law Group Attorney Michael Fedalen in a CLE-accredited webinar discussing:
- Why more financial abuse matters should be brought as civil actions rather than in probate court.
- Concrete tactics that attorneys should use in order to advocate for dependent adults.
- The types of damages attorneys can recover for their clients.