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New Mexico: another guardianship horror story from Valencia County

March 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Who Guards the Guardians: Family laments mom’s fate under court guardianship By Colleen Heild / Journal Investigative Reporter Published: Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at 12:05am At the age of 91, Mary Louise Terry was getting by on food stamps and monthly Social Security checks, living under the care of her son in her home of 11 years on Belen’s main street. But a $100,000 insurance windfall Terry inherited after that son died in May 2015 marked the beginning of the end of her stable family [- more...]

New Mexico: Who’s guarding the guardians? Part 1 of 5

November 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Editor’s note: Investigative journalist Diane Dimond, whose weekly syndicated column on crime and justice appears in the Journal, is preparing a book on the nation’s elder guardianship system. It’s a system designed to protect the elderly from the unscrupulous. But as Dimond discovered, it can be dominated by a core group of court-appointed, for-profit professionals who are accused of isolating family members and draining the elders’ estates. New Mexico is no exception. This is the [- more...]

New Mexico: What do rapists, pedophiles, thieves, and the court ordered for profit guardian-conservatorship industry have in common?

February 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

From the comments section on Diane Dimond’s article,  Elder guardianship aims to bilk more than help, in the Feb 27, 2016 issue of the Albuquerque Journal, came the best, most succinct description of Judical and Legal abuses known as court-ordered guardianship, from AAAPG member Andreya “Andie” Skupaka.  Please note that while Andie addresses the problem from a New Mexico point-of-view, her words of warning are applicable to ALL 50 States.  Be aware, beware, or be there!  [- more...]

New Mexico: Elder guardianship aims to bilk more than help

February 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

This is the latest column from nationally-syndicated columnist Diane Dimond, who was raised in New Mexico, and is shocked to find out what her state has done that amounts to court-ordered predation upon New Mexico’s elderly, sick, and infirm.  From Saturday February 27, 2016, Albuquerque Journal: I wrote about the plight of 94-year-old Betty Winstanley, who resides at the Masonic Village retirement home in Elizabethtown, Pa. She doesn’t want to live there anymore. Now that her husband [- more...]

New Mexico: Marcia Southwick reviews Guardianship laws from Santa Fe

July 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Boomers Against Elder Abuse – a FB community Notes from Marcia Southwick’s talk on Sunday July 19, 2015 at the Journey Santa Fe Lecture Series, and KSFR Radio. GUARDIANSHIP/CONSERVATORSHIP: A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD: What is guardianship/conservatorship? Different states use these two different terms in different ways, but I will refer to all of it as guardianship to simplify. Guardianship is a legal process by which a person is deemed incapacitated and some if not all of their [- more...]
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