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WHY PROBATE COURTS CONSISTENTLY FAIL US–2019

June 13, 2019 // 9 Comments

WHY PROBATE COURTS CONSISTENTLY FAIL US For years I have written about the shortcomings in our equity legal system particularly in probate guardianship. Having just celebrated National Elder Abuse Awareness Week, this is a good time to recall what makes equity probate court and the guardianships it creates such an enormous disappointment and in far too many cases a blatant fraud. The political system and money Equity judges generally are elected by the public who knows essentially nothing about [- more...]

Legal Points to ponder

April 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

In speaking to the countless numbers of people across the country who call our hotline to look for help to be rescued from the abuses of guardianships, one question keeps coming up over and over again—” isn’t there anything I can do legally to stop this insanity?” Sadly, the typical response to this question is to hire one lawyer after another who fail in succession despite charging enormous legal fees. The vagaries of equity court, the absence of a jury, the absence of rules of [- more...]

Why is guardianship abuse so repulsive?

April 4, 2019 // 10 Comments

  What is it about abusive guardianship that makes it so repulsive? Over the years we have documented and revealed how predators in probate equity courts across the country have taken advantage of the laws that are designed to protect the most vulnerable among us and use them to enrich themselves while committing atrocities against the very people they are sworn to protect. Listening to as many as four or five new stories every day on our hotline makes it difficult to step back and reflect [- more...]

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...]
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