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Texas: Luck for Dorothy, freed from Guardianship

May 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

March 19, 2014 Ft Worth Weekly. Dorothy Luck finally nabbed a break in her ongoing battle against a Tarrant County probate court that has seemed bent on bleeding her dry financially in an ironic attempt to protect her. Judge Steven King signed an agreement this month that frees Luck from guardianship in a controversial case that removed her rights — including her ability to hire an attorney — even as it sucked an estimated $1 million or more of her savings (“Grabbing the Purse,” Sept. [- more...]

New Jersey: Man released from guardianship; Guardian tells him his life savings is “all gone” plus his condo is in foreclosure and his possessions have been sold

May 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

From USAToday: TOMS RIVER, N.J. — A 75-year-old placed under the care of a public guardian after suffering a traumatic brain injury in a fall almost two years ago finally has won back his independence. But Ken Schmidt’s savings and many of his assets are gone — sold off to pay for his assisted-living care, his guardian told him. ” ‘It’s all gone.’ That’s their classic answer: ‘I’m sorry, it’s all gone.’ And they won’t give me [- more...]

White paper: How it goes down in Texas

May 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

How many probate attorneys, including those in the REPTL (Real Estate Probate Trust Lawyers) Section of the State Bar of Texas, donate to election campaigns of legislators; How many to judges? While we do not know how many attorneys, or how much money is donated, we do know why. This white paper by AAAPG exposes the circle of probate judges, the lawyers who practice in front of probate courts, the creation of statutorily-mandated management trusts to hold the ward’s seized assets, and the [- more...]

Texas: Gavel Guardians exposes the guardianship gulag and how it operates in the Lone Star state

May 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Gavel Guardians Will Austin continue allowing lawyers and bankers to get rich off Texas’ elderly? Posted April 1, 2015 by Jeff Prince at Ft. Worth Weekly Residents and activists are looking on with keen interest as lawmakers in Austin are discussing new bills that could give probate judges even more power to place people under guardianship. For years, probate judges in Tarrant County and across the country have used far-reaching powers to strip vulnerable residents of their rights and their [- more...]

Nevada: Hotline & email to report guardianship abuse for Clark County, NV

May 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

AAAPG wants to point out the great strides Nevada has taken in just the first 4 months of 2015 in cleaning up the national disgrace of Guardianship Abuse, beginning with the removal of a private, for-profit guardian from the directory published by Nevada Division of Aging in Disability Services. The removal of the guardian from the directory, which effectively disallows her to be a guardian, is part of new hotline & email established by Clark County, Nevada. The hot line number to report [- more...]
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