News has broken that Harper Lee, the author of To Kill A Mockingbird, is suing her agent and others for wrongfully transferring Lee’s rights to himself in order to secure himself “irrevocable” interest in the income derived from her book and to avoid paying legal obligations he owed to his father-in-law’s company for royalties that he allegedly misappropriated, the lawsuit said. Lee was suffering from declining hearing and eyesight, and has no memory of agreeing to relinquish her rights or signing the agreement the memorializes the purported transfer, according to the court papers. Other famous people like Mickey Rooney and Brooke Astor have had legal battles tied to elder abuse and financial exploitation. But there are examples of “regular” elders who also find themselves the victim of fraud, misappropriation of assets, or self-dealing on the part of their Power of Attorney or fiduciary. Seniors, if you think that a close family member is acting for him or herself and not listening to you as your fiduciary, you may need to talk to an attorney about your options.