Lickter v. Lickter: Taking the Legs from Under Elder Abuse Standing

The recent decision in Lickter v. Lickter took an unnecessarily narrow view of the standing required to bring an elder-abuse action. Although seemingly correct from a will-contest, trust-contest or probate perspective, the opinion in Lickter v. Lickter is premised upon an incorrect interpretation of California’s elder-abuse statutes. This precedential decision will seriously undermine the legislative goal of preventing elder abuse.

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