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54 U. Louisville L. Rev. 307 (2016)
Protecting Mamaw and Her Estate: Elder Abuse Disinheritance in Kentucky
Emily Irwin*

This note will first discuss the history of elder abuse law development. Next, it will examine the state that have adopted elder abuse statutes, focusing particularly on states that void gifts made to an abuser. The note will then analyze the differing statutes that have been enacted and discuss why Kentucky should become a leader in elder abuse disinheritance legislation by amending its current statute to expand its reach and serve as a deterrent to elder abuse. 

* J.D. Candidate, May 2016, Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville.