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

March 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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...]

Report on Nevada Guardianship Racket Abuse

December 29, 2015

THIS ABUSE IS RAMPANT IN FLORIDA, COLORADO, TEXAS, CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, NEW MEXICO, TEXAS AND MANY OTHER STATES AND COUNTRIES. IT MUST STOP PLEASE WATCH THE ENTIRE VIDEO AND PASS IT ON TO AS MANY THOUGHTFUL PEOPLE AS YOU CAN KTNV Channel 13 ABC News – Guardianship Under [- more...]

Wall Street Journal: Abuse Plagues System of Legal Guardians for Adults

October 30, 2015

By ARIAN CAMPO-FLORES and ASHBY JONES Oct. 30, 2015 1:18 p.m. ET One day in March 2012, 71-year-old Linda McDowell received a knock at the door of her small Vancouver, Wash., home. Ms. McDowell needed court-appointed help, the visitor told her. It turned out that Ms. McDowell’s former housemate and companion had pushed for a court petition claiming Ms. McDowell was unable to take care of herself. The petition said Ms. McDowell had recently made an unsafe driving maneuver, had been disruptive [- more...]

Florida: Finish reform of guardianship law

October 28, 2015

From Lake and Sumter Counties in Florida: Finish the Job Linda Bous lost her husband in January 2014. She lost her freedom in April 2014, when a state-appointed guardian took control of her finances and had the 66-year-old Sarasota woman placed in a locked facility for dementia patients. The hearing to have her declared a ward of the state was held after she was placed in the facility, and Bous says she was not told she could attend. After months — and a desperate phone call to the newsroom [- more...]

Maine: After state sold all he had, Rockland man hopes for ‘justice’

October 23, 2015

ROCKLAND, Maine — William Dean said his head has been in a whirl since the state temporarily became his conservator three years ago and sold off one home, destroyed a second, sold off prized possessions and killed his cat. Dean, 70, spoke publicly for the first time Monday about the series of events that led to him becoming impoverished because of the actions taken by the state while it controlled his finances for several months starting in the second half of 2012. “My head has been in a [- more...]
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