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Federal suit follows Texas Judicial Council Admission of non-compliance by guardians of senior citizens

April 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

 SAN ANTONIO – A Manhattan woman who worked as an actress in an NBC TV pilot directed by Spike Lee and a Macy’s commercial last year has filed a breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit against her San Antonio-based mother over the alleged abuse of and isolation from her legally blind father who is a 22 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and currently guardianized under a Bexar County court order. According to the lawsuit, filed by plaintiff Juliette Fairley in the Western District federal [- more...]

Texas Judicial Council admits widespread (43%) non-compliance by guardians

April 23, 2018 // 2 Comments

AUSTIN – The Texas Judicial Council recently announced to the House of Representatives last week in Washington, D.C. that 43 percent of adult guardianship cases in the state of Texas are out of compliance with reporting requirements. Adult guardianship cases include the elderly and people with disabilities who have become “wards” of the state. Their assets make up some $4 to $5 billion that pass through county probate courts in Texas, according to TJC data. There are not only breaches [- more...]

Announcing Book Release

April 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

  Book Release–“Guardianships and the Elderly-The Perfect Crime” Dear Friends The long awaited release of my book “Guardianships and the Elderly-The Perfect Crime” will be in less than a week. It is the result of over two years of intense research and effort. The book is a comprehensive review of the current state of the Professional Guardianship “system” in America today, revealing the motives, methods and procedures that lead to the [- more...]

Texas: New study says rights of Texans being violated, SC allowing guardianship system to violate ADA

April 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

AUSTIN – A new study by the Spectrum Institute has determined that the Supreme Court of Texas is allowing the adult guardianship system throughout the to operate in violation of the mandates of the ADA and Section 504. In response, the Spectrum Institute filed a class action complaint with the Supreme Court of Texas on April 9, 2018. “Our complaint calls the attention of the judiciary to documented deficiencies in the guardianship system — deficiencies that place respondents at [- more...]

New Mexico: Courts are unable to state whether ward is dead or alive – since 2010

March 25, 2018 // 3 Comments

By Colleen Heild / Journal Investigative Reporter Sunday, March 25th, 2018 at 12:05am What’s become of Elizabeth Hamel? There’s no indication as to whether she is dead or alive, or if the guardianship/conservatorship has been revoked. Hamel is among dozens of people placed under a legal guardianship or conservator in southern New Mexico over the past 20 years whose welfare is unknown – at least according to state district court records. The scant court records available to the public [- more...]

How you can help us help you

March 19, 2018 // 1 Comment

    We receive daily requests from victims and families from around the country for assistance with a wide variety of issues dealing with their guardianship experiences. In order to serve as many as possible we ask that you provide us with the tools to be of maximum assistance. Before calling us at 855 913 5337 x101 or emailing drsam@aaapg.net  or info@aaapg.net First, fully complete a subscription to our newsletter at https://aaapg.net/phplist/?p=subscribe so that we can better [- more...]

Some Stats of our Own

March 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

Florida Guardianship analysis 2016   Since there are no valid statistics forthcoming from the State, we decided to produce some from our own research into the Department of Elderly Affairs website http://trialstats.flcourts.org/TrialCourtStats.aspx to the best of our understanding since there are no explanations provided on the site   To test the theory that “One of the biggest risk factors for being placed into a Guardianship is your zip code”. First some overall stats: [- more...]

The Baker Act

February 23, 2018 // 4 Comments

With regard to the recent tragic school shooting in Parkland Florida, there has been a lot of talk about why the shooter was not taken off the streets sooner using existing law in Florida called the Baker Act. Like so many other issues in the world of mental health, The Baker Act is poorly understood, but it is very powerful and has had a large role to play in numerous unwanted, involuntary, exploitative and abusive plenary guardianships. For a better understanding of the Baker act process and [- more...]

Tennessee: Competent Woman fights court system for right to make own decisions

February 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

From WSMV-TV Channel 4: WSMV News 4 NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Reba Sherrill may be in a wheelchair, but she’s ready for a fight. “I’m not going to let them just get away with this,” she said. Sherrill is fighting for the right to make her own decisions – something her daughters don’t take for granted anymore. “My mom’s not a criminal, and yet they’re treating her like a criminal,” said Brenna Outlaw, Sherrill’s daughter. The struggle [- more...]

Tennessee: Woman battles unintended consequences of conservatorship bill

February 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

WARNING: It has become commonplace for states to pass laws that specifically allow hospitals, nursing homes, and other institutions providing in-patient (medical) care to put their patients under guardianship so that they control their patient’s estate and can then pay themselves for any patient bills that the institution generates. It’s called an appointed “Health Care Fiduciary” and it’s one of the most expensive way to be forced to pay for medical care.  AAAPG [- more...]
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