Financial Elder Abuse

Financial elder abuse is one of the fastest growing areas of law, affecting one of the most vulnerable sectors of our society. California’s elder abuse statutes provide extra protections to those 65 years of age and older who were victimized by the fraud or theft of another, most often a “loved one” who takes advantage of mom, dad, aunt, uncle, grandma or grandpa’s incapacity. We have successfully prosecuted and defended hundreds of financial elder abuse cases. 

Financial elder abuse attorney near me

We recommend choosing an experienced elder financial abuse lawyer in the county with the victim lives. Why? Because if a court case ensues, it will take place in that county’s probate court. Watch a video of some things to consider when choosing a financial elder abuse attorney.


Financial elder abuse is a highly emotional situation, made that much more complicated by the fact that all-too-frequently the abuser is a family member. Due to that familial relationship, it’s only natural that victims are concerned about what will happen to the abuser.


Power of attorney abuse and sibling conflicts can be emotional and complex. Power of attorney is a legal contract that gives a person, the Agent, the power to make legal decisions on the behalf of somebody else, the Principal…


Undue influence and duress are frequently cited in probate and trust litigation. Both are used by abusers as a means to gain the favor of wealthy spouses and family members, with the goal of getting more estate assets…


Unfortunately, as people age they may become incapacitated or lose mental acuity. An altered mental state makes managing their financial affairs either difficult or impossible and that’s when those around them jump in to take advantage of the situation…


When an abuser steals from an estate, the penalty can be as little as simply returning the stolen monies or assets to the trust or estate. However, the California Probate Code does provide statutory bases for pursuing double damages, treble damages, punitive damages…

Sean D. Muntz manages RMO’s Orange County office and serves as Co-Managing Partner and Practice Management Chair. Sean is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer, with litigation experience spanning a broad range of subject matters, including banking, general commercial, employment, probate, real estate, securities, intellectual property, maritime and environmental disputes. Sean has litigated matters in state and federal courts throughout California, and in alternative dispute resolution forums, including AAA and JAMS, and before the NASD/FINRA and Pacific Stock Exchange…