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Tampa Bay Times continuing coverage of Florida Legislature SB5

April 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

April 29, 2015 Tampa Bay Times Florida Senate approves guardianship overhaul TALLAHASSEE — Last year, a coalition of Floridians traveled to Tallahassee to explain how their elderly relatives had been victimized by court-appointed guardians. Lawmakers got the message. The Florida Senate on Tuesday passed legislation changing the way guardians are appointed and explicitly prohibiting the abuse, exploitation or neglect of an elderly ward (HB 5). The bill is now headed to Gov. Rick Scott’s [- more...]

Dr. Sugar’s response to passage of AAAPG Reform Legislation

April 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

The unanimous final vote on our signature legislation HB5 is a momentous event for the citizens of Florida who now will be a little bit less vulnerable to the greed driven system called guardianship. Our organization is deeply grateful to our champions in the legislature who fought so hard for us, including Senator Diaz de la Portilla (Miami), Representative Kathleen Passidomo (Naples) and Senator Nancy Detert (Venice) and their staffs.  Our work will continue as we realize that we must now [- more...]

Breaking News: WUFT-TV Gainsville, FL interviews AAAPG member Teresa Lyles about abusive guardianship

April 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

April 28, 2015  AAAPG member Teresa Tozzo-Lyles is interviewed by WUFT-TV, describing the primary tactics of court-appointed for profit guardianships: Isolate, Medicate, Take The Estate.  Tozzo-Lyles discusses with reporter Richard Gomez about the hoped-for changes in Guardianship, with today’s (April 28, 2015) passage by the Florida Senate of HB5.  This legislation changes the way guardians are appointed and explicitly prohibits the abuse, exploitation or neglect of an elderly ward. [- more...]

Breaking News: Florida Senate approves guardianship overhaul

April 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

From the Miami Herald at http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article19820997.html Florida Senate approves guardianship overhaul By Kathleen McGrory Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau 04/28/2015 4:55 PM TALLAHASSEE Last year, a coalition of Floridians traveled to Tallahassee explain how their elderly relatives had been victimized by court-appointed guardians. Lawmakers got the message. The Florida Senate on Tuesday passed legislation changing the way guardians are appointed and explicitly [- more...]

Response to boutique trusts and estates law firm

April 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here is AAAPG’s response to attorney-at-law Juan C. Antúnez, writing in his firm’s Probate & Trust Litigation Blog, Must read for Florida guardianship lawyers: Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s special investigative series: “Elder guardianship: A well-oiled machine:   Under-funding is no excuse for cold judges, who are so disinterested or so lazy that they don’t even bother to read petitions. Under-funding is not an excuse for intentionally ignoring advance [- more...]

Press Release: AAAPG calls for National Mayday Protest Against Abusive Guardianship

April 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

April 28, 2015 Via PRWeb: AAAPG calls for National Mayday Protest Against Abusive Guardianship. Nationwide Virtual Flash mob to Demand Federal Probe.  On Friday May 1, 2015 at 11am EDT Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship (AAAPG) will conduct a virtual nationwide protest to demand federal intervention into abuses by court-appointed guardians that allow guardians to act without any effective judicial oversight. Occurring in conjunction, beginning at 9am EDT on May 1, 2015 the South [- more...]

Too much, too many – a new AAAPG White Paper

April 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

The new AAAPG White paper Too Much, Too Many discusses the explosive growth in the number of Guardians, and therefore the number of Wards, in the last decade. Contrast the explosive growth in guardians with the lackluster employment opportunities awaiting newly-minted lawyers, just out of law school. Instead of amassing hundreds of thousands of dollars of loans to get a law degree and maybe earn $160,000 a year as a starting salary, perhaps law school students should have considered becoming [- more...]

New White Paper on condemning Ward’s home by Court to remove family

April 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

AAAPG Founder Dr. Sam Sugar has just released a new White Paper, “A New and Disgusting Page from the Ever-growing Guardian Abuse Playbook,” discussing the tactic of having a Ward’s home condemned in order to evict family members not (yet) under court-ordered Guardianship from the Ward’s home so the Court can legally seize the Ward’s home and sell it through a “straw man” sale. This White Paper can be found here. You can find all of AAAPG’s White [- more...]

How $41 TRILLION in inter-generation wealth transfer is intercepted by attorneys and the Courts

April 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Juliette Fairley has had her article on the looting of Wards’ financial accounts by their Guardians, the guardians’ attorneys, and the Courts – to the tune of $16 BILLION annually –  picked up by @MSN and put on the front page of their Money section.  Contributing to this article are AAAPG founder Dr. Sam Sugar, as well as Kristi Hood, author of newly-published and informative Probate Pirates. “These numbers indicate how the guardianship industry destroys the [- more...]
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