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Special Governor’s Signing Ceremony for AAAPG Signature Legislation

June 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

This Wednesday 6-10-15 Florida Governor Rick Scott will hold a special (and rare) signing ceremony for our signature legislation in his office at 4PM. This new law is the most far reaching attempt at Guardianship reform in decades. AAAPG is deeply honored and grateful to our good friends in the legislature who helped us convince the Legislature that Florida has a huge problem with Abusive Guardianship– especially Kathleen Passidomo and Miguel Diaz de la Portilla and Nancy Detert. [- more...]

AAAPG – Looking ahead

June 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

With successful passage of our signature bill into law today by Gov. Rick Scott, Florida becomes a leader on the road to guardianship reform. This is a wonderful development but it is only a first step. Our experience informs the reality the judges can ignore new laws the same way they ignored old laws. AAAPG will now focus on our agenda for the coming year. In addition to working with legislative leaders on passing an even more effective series of reform measures, we will endeavor to vastly [- more...]

Opinion: Nobody likes Guardianship

June 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Opinion: Nobody likes Guardianship During my recent appearance on NPR-WLRN in Miami an individual named Steve who claimed to be the past president of the Florida State Guardianship Association called in to comment on the program that was devoted to the recent changes in Florida law as a result of the passage of Senate Bill five, AAAPG’s first major legislation success. He and another caller who claimed to be a guardian as well were bemoaning the fact that legislation is making it harder for [- more...]

Colorado: Arapahoe judge dismisses official who heirs say mishandled estates

May 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

By David Olinger The Denver Post   The chief District Court judge in Arapahoe County has dismissed a public administrator who had been accused by four families of mishandling their estates with her business partner. The order from Judge William Sylvester, dated Thursday, discharged Tamra Palmer “effective immediately” without explaining why. But it came after two previous orders from the judge concerning her business relationship with another lawyer and a story in The Denver [- more...]

White paper: Keeping up with those crafty guardians

May 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

It hasn’t been easy for those abusive guardians. Think about all the work they have to do to rape an estate, isolate award from his family, make sure doctors appropriately poison their wards with atypical anti-psychotics so they become drooling vegetables unable to complain, pushing endless litigation against family members and making it all look just so clean and simple and legal! Guardians have to be very clever and crafty, so we’d like to report on some of the most incredible [- more...]

Heirs cry foul, say two Colorado probate lawyers depleted their estates

May 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

By David Olinger The Denver Post Four families with cases in Arapahoe County’s probate court say that two attorneys involved in their estates should have disclosed a real estate investment they made together before charging the estates at least $400,000 in fees. Colorado’s disclosure requirements for attorneys generally do not extend to family members of clients, experts said. But the attorneys’ joint investment concerned the district’s chief judge enough that he issued [- more...]

Guardianship: It can happen to you

May 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Question for those in the general public—-What do all of the following have in common? Disney family Ariel Winter Glenn Campbell Paul Walker Mickey Rooney Leona Helmsley Tom Benson Willi Berchau Peter Falk Adam Youch Donald Sterling Charlie Sheen Bobbi Kristina Brown Liliane Bettencourt Casey Kasem Denise Richards Brian Wilson Mark Glasser B.B. King Sarah Hershberger Gary Coleman Terry Schiavo Robin Williams Octomom Suleman Tony Curtis Alexander Calder Michael Jackson Mary Sykes Zsa Zsa [- more...]

Whitepaper: The Definition of Barratry

May 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Definition of Barratry bar·ra·try ?bar?tr?/ noun noun: barratry 1. archaic: fraud or gross negligence of a ship’s master or crew at the expense of its owners or users. 2. Law: vexatious litigation or incitement to it. 3. historical: trade in the sale of church or state appointments. At AAAPG, we have witnessed incredible, unending, systematic perversion of probate laws by greed driven for-profit guardians and lawyers who greatly profit from that cruel perversion. We have developed [- more...]

Obituary: Willi Berchau

May 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

William “Willi” Berchau April 11, 1914 – May 20, 2015 At 101 years, he is safely home in the beauty of everlasting life.  Willi passed away a man freed from a long struggle with the court and their appointed guardianship program. “The happiest people may not have the best of everything but they make the best of everything they have.” Funeral Service is Friday, May 29, 2015, 4pm Bay Pines Lutheran Church 7589 113th Lane N., Seminole Followed by Service and [- more...]
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