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Princeton Community Television: Beyond My Crisis

September 25, 2017

Two part interview aired in July and August 2017 on Princeton Community Television with hosts Vivian Gaspar and Ron Rossnick of Beyond My Crisis with national guardianship abuse prosecution advocates Juliette Fairley and Rick Black on the risks of adult guardianships and how to best protect you and your loved ones from involuntary guardianships. Beyond My Crisis-Part I Beyond My Crisis-Part [- more...]

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...]

Michigan: Attorney General and Federal Authorities Investigating Probate Court Practices

September 11, 2017

Investigative reporter Heather Catallo of ABC News affiliate WXYZ in Detroit has been exposing corrupt practices across Michigan’s probate court system commonly used to financially exploit vulnerable citizens before and after death.  AAAPG is assisting Michigan victims to navigate the complex process of gaining investigations of fraudulent involuntary adult guardianships and appreciate the coverage by WXYZ.  The recent raid of the offices of Detroit real estate brokerage Probate Asset [- more...]

Department of Justice Webinar: Financial Exploitation in the Context of Guardianships and Other Legal Arrangements

September 10, 2017

Hosted by Julie Childs, J.D., Elder Justice Initiative, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC and Brenda Uekert, PhD, Director, Center for Elders and the Courts, National Center for State Courts and is a refreshing discussion on the risks of guardianship as Brenda provides valuable guidance to guard against being drawn into the nation’s probate court system.  Nearly 200 people attended this webinar which lasts about an hour.  Sadly, no effective redress options were offered when [- more...]

ABA position on Guardianship and ADM–A Reality Check

August 25, 2017

To better understand the cognitive dissonance between real life guardianship experience and the high minded language used by the legal thought leaders in the USA, it is helpful to read the following from the American Bar Association in 2017 where they resolve to replace guardianship (ostensibly a “last resort”) with Assisted Decision Making: 2017_am_113.authcheckdam (1) The number ADM cases in America is negligible. The duality between what victims have experienced at the hands of [- more...]

Treachery in Texas!!!

June 14, 2017

AAAPG Comments: Every citizen in Texas should be up in arms over Governor Greg Abbott’s treachery!! From the Texas Observer: Texas Governor Vetoes Guardianship Oversight Bill In one of his line-item vetoes announced Monday, Governor Greg Abbott effectively canceled a statewide program to inspect guardianship cases for signs of fraud or abuse against vulnerable Texans who are under court protection. Abbott achieved a $5 million cut from the $217 billion state budget by eliminating a [- more...]

New book: The Family Guide to Preventing Elder Abuse

April 14, 2017

Thomas Lee Wright published the book The Family Guide to Prevention of Elder Abuse. It went on sale last Friday on Amazon and can be purchased for $12. Dr. Sam Sugar and I wrote chapter 8 of this easy to read 150 page paperback. Pick up a copy, all proceeds will go to the continued fight for greater protections of our nation’s elderly. The Family Guide to Preventing Elder Abuse: How to Protect Your Parents and Yourself: Thomas Lee Wright: 9781510716483: Amazon.com: [- more...]