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Legal Information: California
What is the legal definition of elder or dependent adult abuse?
For the purposes of getting a restraining order to prevent elder or dependent adult abuse, “abuse” is defined as:
- physical abuse;
- other treatment with resulting physical harm or pain or mental suffering;
- a caregiver withholding goods or services that are necessary to avoid your physical harm or mental suffering;
- financial abuse (as defined in Section 15610.30).1
1 Cal Wel. & Inst. Code § 15610.07(a)
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