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New Mexico: Courts decide to obey the laws and post names & dockets of guardianship cases

May 13, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A commission appointed by the New Mexico Supreme Court to study the state’s system of adult guardianships voted Friday to require that docket sheets are posted on a public website. Dockets, which provide basic information about guardianship cases, filed in state court will appear on the court’s official website, www.nmcourts.com, starting May 23, the New Mexico Adult Guardianship Study Commission decided. Most records, reports and evidence are confidential under state [- more...]

The Al Katz guardianship fiasco retaliation against Beverly Newman

May 12, 2017

Advocate victim Beverly Newman needs our help getting the word out about the legal abuse going on in her life due to her father’s guardianship. She is being retaliated against and abused in 2 states. She is fighting in Indiana as well as against an eviction possibility in Florida. Even worse, she is being attacked with blatant anti-semitic tactics because her father Al Katz was a Holocaust survivor and Beverly and her husband Larry run the Al Katz center for Holocaust study. You can reach [- more...]

Essential bias and abuse of process in the courts

May 11, 2017

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...]

The Playbook –revealed

April 30, 2017

Professional Guardianship Abuse Playbook Adapted/modified from multiple sources and real cases “Guardianship is about money and only about money”—a direct quote from the Florida Court Examiner Training Manual Video   The following is the playbook court insiders and private guardians use to abuse wards and families and steal funds from the seniors the Probate court appoints them to protect. It is based on real life experiences and testimony of many hundreds of victims in Florida and [- more...]

Defund Probate, don’t defend it!

April 25, 2017

DEFUND FLORIDA PROBATE COURT The Palm Beach Post has done a wonderful job of exposing fatal flaws in Probate court in Palm Beach County that are reflective of identical crises throughout the State. Given the countless complaints and news stories  about abusive probate guardianships in the State of Florida, there should remain no doubt whatsoever that this court-based process originally designed to protect innocent vulnerable has devolved, in a surprisingly high percentage of cases, into a [- more...]

Florida: Guardianship ‘Fix’ Heads To Governor’s Desk

April 19, 2017

By Kate Payne A slate of changes to Florida’s guardianship law is heading to the governor’s desk. The updates legislators want are meant to protect some of the state’s most vulnerable residents, but critics worry they’re missing the mark. Florida’s guardianship laws outline how someone is deemed legally incapable of handling their own affairs. Ultimately, finances and end of life issues can all be overseen by a guardian. Here’s St. Petersburg Democrat Ben Diamond explaining how [- more...]

Rhode Island: Richmond probate judge asks whether lawyers are taking too much from woman’s estate

April 19, 2017

By Tom Mooney Journal Staff Writer RICHMOND, R.I. — A contested probate case is raising questions about how a 90-year-old woman from Ohio became involuntarily committed to a Rhode Island assisted-living facility. The case of Rita Cole, of Cincinnati, has attracted the attention of an advocacy group called the Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship, which — along with a relative and friend of Cole’s — alleges that a court-appointed guardian had Cole committed to a Providence [- more...]

New book: The Family Guide to Preventing Elder Abuse

April 14, 2017

Thomas Lee Wright published the book The Family Guide to Prevention of Elder Abuse. It went on sale last Friday on Amazon and can be purchased for $12. Dr. Sam Sugar and I wrote chapter 8 of this easy to read 150 page paperback. Pick up a copy, all proceeds will go to the continued fight for greater protections of our nation’s elderly. The Family Guide to Preventing Elder Abuse: How to Protect Your Parents and Yourself: Thomas Lee Wright: 9781510716483: Amazon.com: [- more...]

Nevada: Judge Charles Hoskins & Commissioner Jon Norheim have yet to be held accountable

April 14, 2017

Below is the link to the piece KTNV ABC News ran on Tuesday night on guardian Helen Natko’s felony conviction for theft and exploitation of a vulnerable person. Natko’s conviction further indicts Commissioner Jon Norheim and Judge Charles Hoskin for their longstanding bias to insert guardians to insure the exploitation of the estates of the vulnerable brought before them by their court allies. The criminal court system cut 90% of the evidence out and used only the evidence Terri and I put [- more...]
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