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Tennessee: Woman battles unintended consequences of conservatorship bill

February 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

WARNING: It has become commonplace for states to pass laws that specifically allow hospitals, nursing homes, and other institutions providing in-patient (medical) care to put their patients under guardianship so that they control their patient’s estate and can then pay themselves for any patient bills that the institution generates. It’s called an appointed “Health Care Fiduciary” and it’s one of the most expensive way to be forced to pay for medical care.  AAAPG [- more...]

Ohio: Michele Augustine is Freed

October 13, 2017 // 3 Comments

Somedays in this frustrating and emotional job we get a victory.  Last month we helped gain the release of Tuscarawas County Ohio resident Michele Augustine from an involuntary adult guardianship.  Michele was conscripted by her brother and sister and Community Mental Healthcare, in an apparent attempt to take over her estate, when they ex parte petitioned for guardianship over Michele in July 2016.  Michele had a successful career with Saks in New York, but due to an injury had decided to [- more...]

New Yorker article exposes the Guardianship Racket

October 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Journalist Rachel Aviv has written a compelling story that exposes the cancerous plague of American Guardianship with heartbreaking stories of how this racket has cost innocent Americans their life savings and even their lives. A must read. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/09/how-the-elderly-lose-their-rights Your comment welcome [- more...]

Court-ordered guardianship: “Legalized exploitation of the elderly”

March 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Where is accountability for guardians’ actions? By Diane Dimond / Crime and Justice In my continuing effort to inform readers about what can happen when a family asks a judge to decide a dispute over what to do with their aging parent — may I call your attention, please, to the state of Nevada? The Sagebrush State spawned a court-appointed guardian to beat all others! Elder care guardian April Parks has now been slapped with a 200-count indictment charging her – along with her business [- more...]

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

November 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

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...]

The racket destroys another innocent life in Florida

August 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20160820/NEWS/160819591?Title=Courtroom-trauma-Amicable-divorce-turned-to-guardianship-nightmare&tc=ar Our friends and colleagues Bille Eppley and Jan Vergara rescue another innocent victim of the out of control, cruel, criminal clutches of the guardianship mafia in Florida. The story is not unique or even unusual except the it was initiated by an amicable divorce. Wake up America. There is a good chance it could happen to you too.   [- more...]

Open Letter to Jetta Getty from AAAPG Member T. Lyles

May 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

This is a public letter written by an AAAPG Member to former President of the Florida State Guardianship Association, Jetta Getty, and to Jason Nelson, Director of the newly-created Office of Public and Private Guaridanship in Florida. This office was created as a result of AAAPG sponsored legislation this year in Florida Senate Bill 232. Mr. Nelson/Ms. Getty: I hope that you can read and digest the comments that I am about to make below because my voice is one of TENS OF THOUSANDS who have [- more...]

Suggestions of capacity and why they don’t work

May 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

We began asking about questions guardianship many years ago. Many have been discussed on these pages. Each of us has tried to understand how what is so obviously a racket can flourish and metastasize in a country like America. Every one of our thousands of known victims has struggled to comprehend how their loved ones could be so abjectly abused by a system allegedly designed to protect them. Abused, isolated, exploited and neglected lonely seniors no doubt wonder why their families have been [- more...]

A Ward’s Funeral

January 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

I received a phone call from one of our members requesting that I attend the funeral of her mother who died in the hands of abusive guardians, coincidentally some of the very same guardians and lawyers that have been trying to ruin my life for the last five years. I said that I would go as a representative of all 230 AAAPG families and to pay my respects to a brave mother and honor the desperate attempts of our member Alice Martin to help her mother in her time of need.   Though I knew no one [- more...]
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