What can I do if I recently discovered that my grandfather was a victim of elderly financial abuse by my uncle and mother?

I just discovered this once I started reviewing documents recorded through the county. Can my uncle and mother be charged with elderly financial abuse even though my grandfather has passed away. I have witnesses including my grandfathers brother and other family members.

Asked on November 16, 2014 under Estate Planning, California

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

California has enacted laws that deal with this that are very strict and provide for strict penalties.  My concern here is the Statute of Limitations (the time frame with in which you may bring a lawsuit) and if it is "tolled" or extended in any way because of when you found out.  PLEASE go and speak with a lawyer as soon as you can.  Good luck.


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