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Horrible abuse in California

September 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Our friend at CEDAR-California, Linda Kincaid writes about a particularly egregious  court abuse in the case of the mother of one our members, Neil F. [- more...]

Essential bias and abuse of process in the courts

May 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Why are judicially ordered exams of potential wards/victims called “incapacity” determinations rather than “capacity” determinations? Why is hard proof of a ward’s capacity submitted to the court called “a suggestion of capacity”? Why are so many court examiners’ reports so often identical as if they were copied and unanimous in favor of total incapacity? Why does guardianship legislation allegedly intended to limit the court’s enormous [- more...]

Ward Isolation is a Crime but we have been reporting it incorrectly

February 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

A sure sign that we are making progress toward a critical mass of effective advocacy is that interaction and cooperation among advocates in different states is beginning to lead to strategies to deal with aspects of the guardianship racket. In a recent conversation with California advocate Linda Kincaid of CEDAR California, the subject of stay away orders and isolation of the Ward came up. Guardianship Family victims are more than familiar with the tactic of guardians and the lawyers who [- more...]

White Paper on Conservatorship in CALIFORNIA by Linda Kincaid

December 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

CONSERVATORSHIP IN CRISIS: CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS & ABUSES OF POWER     WHITE PAPER PREPARED FOR: UNIFORM LAW COMMISSION GUARDIANSHIP AND PROTECTIVE PROCEEDINGS DRAFTING COMMITTEE, JOINT EDITORIAL BOARD FOR UNIFORM TRUST AND ESTATE ACTS   PREPARED BY: COALITION FOR ELDER & DEPENDENT ADULT RIGHTS (CEDAR) CEDARCALIFORNIA@GMAIL.COM SEPTEMBER 2015   This paper discusses systemic failure in California’s conservatorship (adult guardianship) system and presents two case studies [- more...]

Forbes: Beware The Con Game Of Conservatorships

July 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Since May is Older Americans Month — established by JFK in 1963 when it was called Senior Citizens Month — it’s an appropriate time to sound an alert about a con game being played on some older Americans. I’m talking about crooks who are appointed as conservators (or guardians) to manage someone’s affairs and then turn their wards into financial abuse victims. To read this complete, informative article by Richard Eisenberg for Forbes magazine, got to Beware The Con Game Of [- more...]