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New Mexico: Sierra County Probate Judge Pam Smith Forced to Resign

October 13, 2017

KOB.com Web Staff  October 12, 2017 06:57 PM TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. — A probate judge in southern New Mexico has been forced to resign in the face of some serious criminal charges.  According to documents from the Judicial Standards Commission, Sierra County Probate Judge Pam Smith will never be a judge in New Mexico again.  Documents show she’s accused of using her position to allow her and her husband to take possession of a dead man’s estate. The documents claim the [- more...]

Ohio: Michele Augustine is Freed

October 13, 2017

Somedays in this frustrating and emotional job we get a victory.  Last month we helped gain the release of Tuscarawas County Ohio resident Michele Augustine from an involuntary adult guardianship.  Michele was conscripted by her brother and sister and Community Mental Healthcare, in an apparent attempt to take over her estate, when they ex parte petitioned for guardianship over Michele in July 2016.  Michele had a successful career with Saks in New York, but due to an injury had decided to [- more...]

NPR Webinar: WNYC, The Leonard Lopate Show-How Strangers Can Take Away the Rights of the Elderly

October 12, 2017

Leonard Lopate’s 25 minute interview on the history of guardianship and probate exploitation in Clark County Nevada (Las Vegas) as sponsored by judges for 30 years.  Writer Rachel Aviv,  and Terry Williams who was featured in the October 9, 2017 issue of The New Yorker for her research as a result of the fraudulent takeover of her father’s estate, discuss the history of guardianship in Clark County and the exploitive actions of public guardian turned private guardian Jared Shafer [- more...]

What do you think?

October 11, 2017

A reality check We live in a very complicated world and some would say a very cruel world. The pace of life has drastically accelerated. We are no longer nice or even civil to each other. We are witness to all kinds of aggressions. We are assaulted daily with more information that we can possibly process. Foundational aspects of our way of life have come under fire. Our safety is threatened seemingly at every turn. Our politicians have disgraced themselves endlessly. Our sources of news and [- more...]

NPR: Who’s Guarding Against The Guardians?

October 5, 2017

From NPR’s On Point program, Who’s Guarding Against The Guardians? With guest host Jane Clayson. Court-approved guardians—strangers swooping in and taking over the lives of elderly people who are helpless to stop them. We’ll dig in on who, why and how. It’s an epic scandal targeting the elderly. For profit guardians—strangers— knocking on the doors of our most vulnerable people and taking total control of their finances and lives. Moving them out of their homes into [- more...]

From the wife of a Florida Judge whose husband nearly died in an abusive Guardianship

October 2, 2017

 We received this by email today: Dear Dr. Sugar This article (in the New Yorker by Rachel Aviv)  https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/09/how-the-elderly-lose-their-rights is fantastic.  I hope more magazines, newspapers and media take more of an interest in this horrible problem than they have in the past.  I am so grateful for you and the work you are doing. I’m delighted to say I got my husband away from his guardian.  He is no longer the “Guardian of the [- more...]

New Mexico: Guardian hearing delayed after reporters try to attend

October 2, 2017

By Olivier Uyttebrouck and Colleen Heild / Journal Staff Writers From the Albuquerque Journal An Albuquerque judge postponed a hearing Monday for a former client of Ayudando Guardians after two Journal reporters tried to attend his guardianship hearing at the client’s invitation. In a related development, the former Ayudando client, Peter Grotte-Higley, said he moved on Friday to a new senior living facility near the University of New Mexico that he called “1,000 percent better” than his [- more...]
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