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New Mexico: Guardianship Commission reveals changes to be proposed

September 23, 2017

From the Albuquerque Journal By Colleen Heild / Journal Investigative Reporter Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 11:45pm A special commission on Friday unveiled a slate of ambitious proposals to strengthen oversight of the state’s ailing guardian and conservator system, which oversees finances and other major decisions for many of New Mexico’s most vulnerable citizens. The Supreme Court-appointed commission’s recommendations include hiring special court employees to hear grievances and [- more...]

Why WINGS doesn’t fly

July 21, 2017

How can the very people who are the problem solve the problem? The National Guardianship Network is a collaborative group of national organizations dedicated to effective adult guardianship law and practice. First convened in 2002, the National Guardianship Network has played a leadership role in advancing guardianship standards, best practices, and education. It awards seed monies (of as much as $20,000 per state unit) and technical assistance to states to create innovative, consensus-driven [- more...]

Nevada: Non-profit law firm offers pro-bono help to Wards

May 23, 2016

Note from Admin: It would be ironic if the source of funding for this non-profit law firm providing aid to potential wards was created by attorneys’ misuse of the attorneys’ IOLTA accounts. In other states, notably New Mexico, Florida, Colorado, and possibly Texas, AAAPG has seen attorneys mis-use their special, privileged IOLTA accounts, holding Wards’ principal (often in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars) in these special co-mingled accounts, whose misuse [- more...]

Report Ward Abuse (FLORIDA)

May 11, 2016

FLORIDA REPORTING TOOLS FOR VICTIMS AND FAMILIES OF GUARDIAN ABUSE The Guardianship industry is very powerful and can destroy a life in no time. The predators know every trick in the book–this is how they make their fortunes. They claim judicial immunity and routinely defame and destroy anyone who tries to defend a loved one. But you can take steps to lessen the likelihood they will destroy you and your loved one. Be aware that the Court process can be stopped at least for a while by [- more...]

Root Cause Analysis of Abuse Process

April 11, 2016

To find solutions we must thoroughly understand problems. This paper is intended to discuss the root causes of guardianship abuse which appears to be widespread throughout the country and on a dramatic upward arc. After analyzing several national surveys performed by AAAPG and hundreds of personal stories from victims and families throughout the country and realizing that these stories are only from individuals who have the courage to speak out and that the vast majority of these cases remain [- more...]

DOJ Initiative

April 11, 2016

April 4, 2016 AAAPG CALLS FOR FEDERAL INTERVENTION IN PROBATE COURTS Warning the Public about Rampant Probate Court Abuses Call to Presidential Candidates to Address Probate Racket Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship’s members across the country call for the intervention of the Federal Department of Justice to monitor and bring to justice Judges, Lawyers and Guardians who have exploited laws designed to protect vulnerable elderly citizens and used them instead to exploit and [- more...]

Florida: Seniors protest at Palm Beach County Courthouse and SB 232 passes unanimously

February 25, 2016

By John Pacenti ­ Palm Beach Post Staff Writer In the wake of numerous reports of abuse of incapacitated seniors by court-appointed professional guardians, the Florida House on Wednesday sent a bill to Gov. Rick Scott that for the first time would exert regulatory authority over a burgeoning industry that some critics dub “elder cleansing.” On the same day, protesters marched outside of the Palm Beach County Courthouse in Delray Beach, calling for judicial reform. The Legislature’s [- more...]

New Initiative: Supported Decision-Making

November 21, 2015

After extensive conversations with national experts from the public and private sector including the federal health and human services department, who share our desire to see transformative changes in guardianship across the country, it is that the current foundational aspects of guardianship will remain extremely resistant to change primarily because of the profit motive that energizes judges lawyers and guardians to exercise control over and abuse of innocent individuals and families. [- more...]
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