Attorney Steve discusses the burden of proof in a civil lawsuit (ex. financial elder abuse case), and for a criminal case (ex. A DUI).
As this tape suggests, in some cases, such as potentially in a real estate elder abuse case, you can seek to shift the burden of proof to the opposing party Defendants. This can be the difference from winning or losing your real estate case.
The first standard is "preponderance of the evidence. Then, it moves to "clear and convincing evidence" (this is the standard in a real estate licensed accusation) and then to "beyond a reasonable doubt" (this is the criminal law standard)
This is general legal information only and not specific legal advise.