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Financial cost of guardianship

From a New Mexico Concerned Senior Citizen

December 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

THE 6 MILLION DOLLAR GUARDIANSHIP HEIST In review of the guardianship law, we find that the guardianship law was enacted for the protection of the protected person and the protected person’s assets. The Uniform Probate Code states, that the adult guardianship law is to protect the incapacitated person and to protect the incapacitated person’s assets. Using the guardianship law for any purpose other than protection, would be an unlawful and wrongful use of the guardianship law. What we are [- more...]

What The Bar does with other people’s money— IOTA accounts–Update 2018

December 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

The All Powerful Bar in Florida (and other states) has a Charitable arm called the Florida Bar Foundation, a not for profit corporation supported by numerous cash streams. A small percentage of their income comes from member donations, but if figures from Their annual report from 2016 are correct The Florida Bar Foundation received a total of 5.5 million in income last fiscal year (down from a high of 44 million ten years ago when interest rates were higher) and a whopping 44.6% of that was [- more...]

OPPG’s first major action in FL

July 17, 2018 // 1 Comment

Court-appointed professional guardian Elizabeth “Betsy” Savitt broke state law in cases involving disabled individuals and seniors citizens, often with the help of her husband — then sitting Circuit Court Judge Martin Colin — according to a blistering complaint by the state’s new guardianship office. The complaint is the first of its kind by the Office of Public and Professional Guardians, which was formed in 2016 by the state Legislature in the wave of criticisms about professional [- more...]

And now the FINRA attack on Seniors

July 9, 2018 // 3 Comments

FINRA rules   Predictably as more and more information becomes available detailing financial abuses against seniors by individuals and institutions, institutional responses to the perceived threats have emerged. As expected, the cures are even worse than the problem.   One such response from FINRA has spawned situations in which the abuses even compounded.   Effective February 5, 2018, members of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) have new account obligations for [- more...]

National: The Truth About Custody Battles Involving the Aging

July 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

On May 15, 2018, federal judge Lee H. Rosenthal in Houston issued a landmark ruling allowing a wrongful death lawsuit to proceed against the $500,000 public official bond of state probate judge Christine Butts in Harris County. The claim against Judge Butts’ bond was brought to the Southern District federal court of Texas by Sherry Johnston who alleges Judge Butts turned a blind eye to the preventable decline of her aging mother Willie Jo Mills while she was a ward of the State of Texas under [- more...]

Ohio: Once in a guardianship, few get out

May 2, 2018 // 1 Comment

We are reprinting this 2014 article from The Columbus Dispatch because, once again, so little has actually changed for the Wards trapped in guardianship since this article’s original publication on May 14, 2014.  We refer readers to previous articles published about Franklin County (Ohio) and abusive guardian and attorney Paul S. Kormanik, and Kormanik’s suicide once he was convicted of guardianship & legal abuses of his over 400 wards and sentenced to jail. A Dispatch analysis [- more...]

Texas Judicial Council admits widespread (43%) non-compliance by guardians

April 23, 2018 // 2 Comments

AUSTIN – The Texas Judicial Council recently announced to the House of Representatives last week in Washington, D.C. that 43 percent of adult guardianship cases in the state of Texas are out of compliance with reporting requirements. Adult guardianship cases include the elderly and people with disabilities who have become “wards” of the state. Their assets make up some $4 to $5 billion that pass through county probate courts in Texas, according to TJC data. There are not only breaches [- more...]

The Death of Democracy in the Probate “Court” 

January 17, 2018 // 6 Comments

The Death of Democracy in the Probate “Court” By David Arnold Originally published in the Boston Broadside December 2017 Reprinted with permission The United States is a democracy. Right? I never questioned that until 2012. Someone that I loved very dearly was subjected to severe abuse by the Probate Court. I was also subjected to abuse. I survived. Gretchen did not. The lasting damage done to me by this experience was the destruction of my belief that people do not have to fear abuse by [- more...]

POLICE & SHERIFFS: “ENFORCE OUR JURY TRIAL RIGHTS” 

December 13, 2017 // 1 Comment

  Probate Court Thefts & Obstructions of Justice- Expanding Crime & Debt,  Endangering & Killing Our Citizens As We Speak  Disclaimer: There are good guardianships. there are good guardians, there are honest judges in probate courts all around the country. But there are many bad ones as well as documented in the countless cases investigated by AAAPG  over theyears. Something needs to be done about the bad ones, because they are really bad and a mortal threat to seniors and [- more...]
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