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Disincentivizing Elder Abuse Through Disinheritance

Most enacted elder abuse disinheritance statutes suffer from one of two common deficiencies. … [either] such statutes require a criminal conviction, which deprives family members of an incentive to report and prosecute the abuse because they may lack evidence to support a conviction beyond a reasonable doubt. … [or they] provide for disinheritance only in cases of financial elder abuse, relying on false ideas about which kinds of abusive acts actually relate to inheritance