Welcome to the Elder Family Financial Exploitation Project

Learning about family experiences when elderly people are victims of financial exploitation by someone in their own family.

“The voices and perspectives of family members (other than the direct victim and the perpetrator) are needed to understand the experience, costs, and impact of family financial exploitation. Our goal is to help other family members and professionals learn how to prevent and respond to elder family financial exploitation in the future.”

Marlene S. Stum Ph.D.
Lead Researcher, Professor, Family Economics and Gerontology

Elder family financial exploitation occurs when a family member as the perpetrator is involved in the illegal, unauthorized, or improper use of an elder’s resources including financial assets or property.

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Contact: Marlene S. Stum Ph.D.
By phone: 612-625-4270
By email: mstum@umn.edu