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Articles by Sam Sugar, MD

White paper: How it goes down in Texas

May 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

How many probate attorneys, including those in the REPTL (Real Estate Probate Trust Lawyers) Section of the State Bar of Texas, donate to election campaigns of legislators; How many to judges? While we do not know how many attorneys, or how much money is donated, we do know why. This white paper by AAAPG exposes the circle of probate judges, the lawyers who practice in front of probate courts, the creation of statutorily-mandated management trusts to hold the ward’s seized assets, and the [- more...]

White Paper: What the hell is incapacity anyway?

May 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

May 4, 2015 What the hell is incapacity anyway? “The typical Ward has fewer rights than the typical convicted felon. It is in one short sentence… The most punitive civil penalty that can be levied against an American citizen with the exception of the death penalty.” ~ The late US Representative Claude Pepper…. But when it comes to locking you down permanently in a life sentence of guardianship, the court has to at least go through the motions of proving (if only to itself) that [- more...]

White Paper: Guardianship Dollars – Follow the money

May 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

May 3, 2015 Guardianship Dollars: “Follow the money”  – Huge numbers of older Americans are trapped in Guardianships which impoverish them under color of Law—as many as 100,000 of them Florida alone. Where does their money go? The following is a brief fiscal examination of guardianship that “follows the money”. You can read this White Paper here. You can see a list of all of AAAPG’s White Papers [- more...]

How does Profit affect the Truth? Dr Sam Sugar discusses Guardianship from three very different perspectives

May 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Three very different perspectives on Guardianship There is a fable about six blind men describing an elephant. Once upon a time, there lived six blind men in a village. One day the villagers told them, “Hey, there is an elephant in the village today.” They had no idea what an elephant is. They decided, “Even though we would not be able to see it, let us go and feel it anyway.” All of them went where the elephant was. Every one of them touched the elephant. “Hey, [- more...]

Commentary: Now that SB5 awaits Gov Rick Scott’s signature

April 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

The success of AAAPG in the Florida legislature’s passing of SB5 is that not only that new laws have been passed, but that this heretofore veiled Guardianship industry that affects thousands and thousands of vulnerable individuals and families has been Outed in Florida and is in public discussion. What happens next is anybody’s guess but what we hope is that our efforts and dramatically increased public awareness will induce the stakeholders in this industry  to pay attention to [- 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...]

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...]

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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