are many methods for assessing and understanding undue influence.
Each has strengths and
limitations, and each works well for certain types of situations.
Your specific case may
benefit from evaluation with more than one method.
in this field should know several methods and be able to explain which
one(s) are appropriate for your situation.
2008, the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging joined
with the American Psychological Association to publish "Assessment of
Older Adults With Diminished Capacity: A Handbook for
Psychologists." This text (available for free – click here (opens a new window))
includes a section on the evaluation for undue influence (pp. 113-116),
and suggests that practitioners consider using the following:
many Courts look for the elements of the SODR
model, which are described here.
Blum regularly evaluates cases using all of these, plus 7-12 additional
methods, as appropriate.
Who is susceptible to undue
influence? (The answers may surprise you.)
Elder Abuse, Financial Loss,
and Undue Influence: FAQs.
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