Sunday, July 1, 2012
Elderly Senior's Extravagant Gifts Spark Litigation
Posted by Lynne Butler
An American court has decided to get to the bottom of the gifting by Ms. Clark, who died at age 109. The representative of her estate has demanded the return of the gifts, declaring that they were only given because Ms. Clark was manipulated by those around her. Click here to read more about this from lawyer Kyle Krull.
I'll be really interested to see what the court comes up with in terms of distinguishing between gifts that really are voluntarily given, and gifts that are only made when a senior is subtly (or not so subtly) influenced by self-interested people. As anyone with an aging parent can attest, determining whether a senior has been financially abused can truly be a tough question.