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Essential bias and abuse of process in the courts

May 11, 2017

Why are judicially ordered exams of potential wards/victims called “incapacity” determinations rather than “capacity” determinations? Why is hard proof of a ward’s capacity submitted to the court called “a suggestion of capacity”? Why are so many court examiners’ reports so often identical as if they were copied and unanimous in favor of total incapacity? Why does guardianship legislation allegedly intended to limit the court’s enormous [- more...]

Communication with New Mexico Chief Justice Daniels

March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017 Most Honorable Chief Justice Daniels Please accept my sincere thanks for taking a moment to read this e-mail. I am the founder of the national organization Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship http://www.aaapg.net. Recently, New Mexico victims created the independent affiliate chapter www.aaapg.net/NM. It is my understanding that you graciously attended a town hall meeting last evening in which my esteemed colleague Kelley Smoot Garrett presented the [- more...]

Beware the Medicaid pooled trust scam

February 21, 2017

One way that predatory guardians and their lawyers make sure their outrageous fees get paid is to avoid paying legitimate medical care costs during the lifetime of their Ward. This scam involves the creation of something called the Medicare pooled trust which in essence allows a person with some assets to receive State Medicaid benefits (at the expense of state taxpayers) even though that person would not actually qualify for Medicaid benefits by virtue of their level of assets being too high. [- more...]

Our Social Compact with America–FAILED

January 26, 2017

Our Social Compact with America–FAILED Every American citizen lives with the implicit understanding that there exists a promise from our elected Government to abide by the ideals and covenants memorialized in our founding documents and refined by the statutes and rules under which we all live and executed by duly elected officials who swear to protect the Constitution and laws. To enjoy the benefits of government, we voluntarily give up certain liberties and freedoms trusting that our [- more...]

Perspective

January 19, 2017

Lessons learned As I reflect on the experiences of the last several years as an advocate for victims of guardianship abuse, it is fair to say that I have gained a certain perspective on the breadth and depth of the guardianship crisis in the United States. Perhaps the most important one is that it is a crisis of major proportions affecting large numbers of families in essentially every state. Despite the enormity of the abuse, the nature of the crisis is essentially unknown to the vast majority [- more...]

Welcome Rick Black

December 18, 2016

Since its founding four years ago our organization is been committed to the principles of educate, advocate and legislate with the end goal of reforming or eliminating abusive guardianships throughout the United States. We have grown to a membership approaching 500 families. We have been quoted in major media repeatedly over the last several years. Our cause is no longer a secret and we have advocates around the country. To take the next step in our evolution, I am thrilled to introduce [- more...]

Please take our 2016 Guardianship Survey–TODAY

December 15, 2016

Help us document 10,000 cases of fraudulent guardianships.  Dr. Sam Sugar, the founder of AAAPG, and I are working to elevate our story to the national conscience.  Although many of us are working very hard to stop this madness we need to be more effective if we are ever going to slow this epidemic in our lifetimes.  A couple months ago I volunteered to help Sam in this effort and he appointed me as Intake Director for AAAPG. We need numbers to legitimize our claims.  AAAPG currently has [- more...]

Florida: Case after case of abuse and criminality in Palm Beach FL from just one “guardian”

December 14, 2016

At least $400,000 is missing from the life savings of an incapacitated senior assigned to professional guardian Elizabeth Savitt — wife of Circuit Judge Martin Colin, the senior’s former lawyers claim in court documents. Savitt received the guardianship appointment just a few months before she paid off a $308,000 foreclosure judgment on a Delray Beach home, days ahead of the auction block. The former attorneys for 86-year-old Frances Berkowitz accuse Savitt of “wasting, embezzlement [- more...]

Roadblocks to Guardianship Abuses–they do not work

December 9, 2016

Destroying Roadblocks to Guardianship Abuse The guardianship laws in every state (guardianship systems are entirely created by state, not federal law) have been designed, at least on paper, to prevent unnecessary guardianships and abuse by the guardianship industry. The high-minded motivation behind these laws is to protect people from the government intruding in their private lives. If that’s the case, why are there so many emergency and involuntary plenary guardianships and so very many [- more...]

Beware Guardianship

December 2, 2016

http://www.nextavenue.org/court-appointed-guardian-theft/   On Wednesday, the General Accounting Office of the US released a report that concluded what surely everyone involved in the guardianship arena already knows: There is too much that we don’t know about the scope of guardian abuse of older adults. “The extent of elder abuse by guardians nationally is unknown due to limited data on key factors related to elder abuse by a guardian, such as the numbers of guardians serving older [- more...]
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