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How one Ward is now free after 4 years and 2 million dollars squandered

November 17, 2016

Doug Franks said he would never give up trying to free his beloved mother from a horrific guardianship that isolated and impoverished her. Doug was true to his word and with AAAPG at and on his side, he tirelessly traveled from Atlanta to Tallahassee to testify at countless hearings and sessions of the FLorida Legislature. He had to fight off multiple ruthless lawyers, trustees, guardians, stubborn judges, dishonest caregivers and mercenary banks, but in November Doug beat them all and got his [- more...]

What is Guardianship?

April 2, 2015

AAAPG is dedicated to exposing and reforming a corrupt, rampant industry of abuse that has the potential to emslave huge numbers of boomers as they age and become frail or demented in what has been called “The Silver Tsunami.” Over the last year, we’ve received calls from new victims just about every day: “My mother has been kidnapped and is being tortured. When she was taken from us, her home given away, her possessions sold off, and even her name changed, I was dumbfounded. I do [- more...]

Why Does Guardianship Exist?

April 2, 2015

Answer: Money, lots of money. The concept of guardianship, parens patriae, originated centuries ago in England. It gave the government the authority to take responsibility for people who were deemed insane. Beginning in the 1980s in America statutes evil which attempted to deal with individuals who were either homeless or otherwise totally unable to care for themselves and who posed the threat of either violence or just an eyesore in a community. In the late 1980s professional guardianship [- more...]

How Do People Just Like Me Get Victimized?

April 2, 2015

“THE PRIME PURPOSE OF ANY GOVERNMENT IS TO PROTECT ITS CITIZENS” Imagine that you or a loved one is about to have all their precious civil rights involuntarily and forcefully seized in court by probate guardians as the latest “Ward of the State”. Like so many other peculiar aspects of Probate Court—no trials, no adherence to rules of civil discovery, no due process , no transparency— everything is cloaked in secrecy so no one can even try to help or even comprehend what is [- more...]

Who are the Players?

April 2, 2015

The Allegedly Incapacitated Person,  AIP,  usually a senior who may have been showing signs of memory loss or dementia or even a mild short-term illness who is accused of not being able to make their own decisions, typically by a dysfunctional family or family member through a hired gun lawyer who secretly approaches the probate court claiming that there is an emergency where the Ward might be in danger of losing their money are life and demanding an emergency temporary guardianship. The [- more...]

What do you mean by abuse?

April 2, 2015

Probate abuse takes a number of forms. The original sin of probate abuse is to claim that an individual who does not need probate protection is incapacitated in some way. Once that request is in front of the judge along with the hysterical pleadings of a hired gun lawyer that there’s danger of an imminent nature to the Ward, the system is designed to nearly guarantee that he emergency measures including an emergency temporary guardianship will ensue and that he perfunctory examinations by [- more...]

How To Avoid Being Abused by A Guardian

April 2, 2015

The absolute power of guardians protected by third buddies in the judiciary and the hired guns who protect them seems unassailable. If judges actually did their job disciplining guardians who abuse and exploit their wards, the answer would be you could avoid being abused by a guardian by reporting them to the judge and expecting the judge to discipline them. We are not aware of a single instance of this ever happening. Florida statutes currently nominate the Dept. of children and families [- more...]

What To Do If You See Abuse or Are Abused

April 2, 2015

If your family becomes entangled in a contested Guardianship, you will be challenged in many ways. One particularly difficult challenge is the blizzard of documents generated by the Probate Court process, often referred to as “papering” or “litigation by the pound.” Every one of these documents is evidentiary and it is crucial to retain them and file them away for future easy access. No lay person is prepared for this amount of document preservation, yet if you lose track of [- more...]