AAAPG 2021 Guardianship Symposium April 11-12, Tickets Available now

March 4, 2021 // 0 Comments We are very pleased to announce that the 2021 AAAPG guardianship symposium will take place in two sessions on April 11 and 12th. The conference will be virtual and open to the public.The first session begins at 6 PM Eastern daylight savings time on April 11 and features a variety of experts who will discuss their experiences within the probate system and carefully delineate the difficulties experienced in that system. [- more...]

REPORT: Shocking malfeasance from Orange County Clerks of Court

March 2, 2021 // 0 Comments

We DEMAND that Governor Ron DeSantis immediately assemble an investigative Commission on Florida Guardianship which includes families and victims who have experienced the abuses that emanate from this fatally broken system report to the Governor within one year with recommendations and legislation to fix this scandalous crisis and finall protect the citizens of Florida. [- more...]

Florida’s Guardianship System: No safeguards

February 21, 2021 // 0 Comments

Perhaps if they are unable to understand the system they oversee, they should just watch the first half of the number one movie in America, I Care a Lot, where it is described in agonizing detail. I would supply the popcorn. [- more...]

Government: Say one thing but do another

February 17, 2021 // 0 Comments

Under the best of circumstances, Governments at every level struggle to deliver the critically important goods and services that politicians promise especially during election years.  The usual excuse for failures to perform revolve around purported funding shortfalls or other snafus but are all too often the result of promising what can never possibly be delivered, no matter how critical that work product, or delivery may be.  A good example is the ongoing difficulty in distributing [- more...]


February 16, 2021 // 0 Comments

One good place to start would be the 2021 Guardianship virtual Summit sponsored by multiple advocacy groups across the country and produced by Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship where a distinguished array of advocates, victim families, government officials, educators, and academics will present information to paint a realistic and honest picture of the guardianship industry as it exists today.  Registration and tickets can be found at the link below.

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Excellent Article from the Intercept

February 3, 2021 // 0 Comments

For decades, adult guardianship has been a legally thorny issue, with independent watchdogs and journalists repeatedly finding that senior citizens are stripped of their rights and often financially exploited — with little government oversight. The cases often involve complex family drama and disagreements among siblings, but sometimes, as in Dirse’s case, it’s an outsider who gets involved, over the objections of the elderly person’s relatives. [- more...]


January 10, 2021 // 0 Comments

Doublethink is a process of indoctrination whereby the subject is expected to accept a clearly false statement as the truth, or to simultaneously accept two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, often in contravention to one’s own memories or sense of reality. Doublespeak is language that deliberately obscures, disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words. Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” “Power is not only what you have but what the enemy [- more...]

What have we become?

December 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

The inhumanity of the guardianship racket is epic, rivaled only by the hubris and greed that drives it. [- more...]

What have we become?

December 17, 2020 // 1 Comment

The refusal of our society to intercede in even the most egregious abuses perpetrated by the racket is a blatant “tell” about who and what we have become. [- more...]

Essential bias and abuse of process in the courts

December 5, 2020 // 0 Comments

Why are judicially ordered exams of potential wards/victims called “incapacity” determinations rather than “capacity” determinations?Why is hard proof of a ward’s capacity submitted to the court called “a suggestion of capacity”?Why are so many court examiners’ reports so often identical as if they were copied and unanimous in favor of total incapacity?Why does guardianship legislation allegedly intended to limit the court’s enormous [- more...]

Confirmation bias

November 30, 2020 // 1 Comment

Victims of the guardianship racket must absorb a stunning series of vicious body blows in what passes for hearings or pleadings in probate court proceedings around the country.  Losing a loved one to the racket is at the top of the list, but not far behind is the financial debacle that frequently bankrupts anyone who tries to stand in the way of a devastating professional guardianship.  Among the broadsides that are so frequent and so bewildering– all created to guarantee that [- more...]

The Garwood Fiasco in detail

November 20, 2020 // 4 Comments

Jan Garwood lived comfortably but also in sadness since the death of her son Adam in 2006. She was fending for herself and getting along with the help of her friend Estrella, whose garage she would be living in by fall 2020. Her unemployed son Alex Sosiadar and his common law wife moved in with Jan, ostensibly to help out and provide support. But, their presence devolved into a difficult and contentious relationship. To force him to leave and face some issues with substances, Jan filed over a [- more...]

Jan Garwood’s Escape from Florida Guardianship Hell

November 16, 2020 // 3 Comments

Please share these with anyone who doubts our countless stories of abuse all around the country. Every now and then, someone gets out with their life–but only their life. I was so pleased to have a small part in securing her release. and HUMAN TRAFFICKING ELDER GUARDIANSHIP SURVIVOR STORIES JAN GARWOOD PART 1  HUMAN TRAFFICKING ELDER [- more...]

Our Lives

November 14, 2020 // 0 Comments

go to Youtube for this ode to the guardianship issue created by our colleague Tim [- more...]

FreeBritney Movement Calls for Conservatorship Reforms

November 5, 2020 // 0 Comments

Guest Editorial by Thomas F. Coleman, Esq.Daily Journal / Nov. 6, 2020According to Rolling Stone magazine, BritneySpearsis “one of the most successful artists of all time.”Millions of her fans would agree.Spears is rich. Super rich. She reported more than$59 million in assets at the end of 2018. However,since 2008 when she was involuntarily placed into aprobate conservatorship in California, she has notbeen able to control her own assets. A court placedcontrol of her finances with [- more...]

#Free Britney Protest

October 30, 2020 // 0 Comments

If you are comfortable attending in person, please consider joining #FreeBritney protesters outside Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles on November 10 at 12:30pm. documentary crews and news media will be present, so it’s an excellent opportunity to share your story with the media!Here are scenes from past rallies: Archive Licensing PEACEFUL PROTESTMAKE & BRING YOUR SIGNS & BANNERS, if able. If not, some may be [- more...]

Decades have passed and the Abuse Continues

October 23, 2020 // 1 Comment

The guardianship abuse AAAPG has documented for a decade is not new. In 1987, The Associated Press (AP) reported in detail on the guardianship crisis in America in a series of several first hand investigations. The first two are available at and The Senate Select Committee on Aging has been hearing complaints about guardianship for even longer. It’s website contains over [- more...]

Bench and Ballot

October 12, 2020 // 0 Comments

Dangerous Radicals in the court and on the ballot Though it may seem like a stretch to bring discussions about elections into the more narrow discussion of abusive guardianship, there are striking similarities about how American justice and liberty are being attacked on multiple fronts in both arenas. To frame the discussion, let me state at the outset that the greatest abuse in abusive guardianships is the incredibly sad reality that guardianships are designed to remove one’s liberty and [- more...]

Critical Guardianship Theory

October 1, 2020 // 3 Comments

A New and Exciting Approach to End Probate Court Abuses Because of the long standing, multigenerational failure to remediate the abuses perpetuated in probate courts throughout the country, it is instructive to examine novel approaches to solving certain other social problems. Outside the box, Critical thinking may be required to solve problems of social import when traditional forms of redress are consistently ineffective. This paper seeks to promote and foster a reasonable construct with [- more...]

Modern Day Star Chamber

March 5, 2021 // 0 Comments

But piercing the Judicial robes of the court has proven impossible so far. The guardianship racket has flourished and grown while decimating the rights of the very people it is sworn to protect.

As a country, we need to do so much better.

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