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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...]

National: Elder Home Facilities Gone Bankrupt in 2017

September 8, 2017

by Juliette Fairley Louisiana Antigua Investments LLC is seeking to escape up to $10 million in liabilities, of which $1,017,195.96 is owed to Cottonport Bank and $250,000.00 to the IRS. Filed in the Western District of Louisiana, the chapter 11 petition was signed by Member and Manager Thomas E Cupples II, who was named in a 2015 lawsuit for allegedly violating the Fair Labor Standards Act. Other bankruptcy petitions signed and filed by Mr. Cupples on August 22 include Quality Home Health, [- 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...]

News from Texas

September 28, 2016

https://www.texasobserver.org/guardianship-hearing-texas-senate/   David Slayton, Executive Director Texas Office of Court Administration  is trying to expose the issue of fraudulent guardianships in Texas.  This article highlights the Texas legislature’s current attempts to demand transparency and accountability to Texas law by the judiciary concerning adult guardianship rulings. Texas guardianship data is as suspect as Nevada when we started our efforts in late 2014.  Slayton [- more...]

How the Courts Subvert Justice–Texas Style

September 24, 2016

This brief tells the story of how reporter Juliette Fairley and her family were denied justice in a Texas probate court Appellant’s Brief Fairley File Stamped May 6, 2016 You can track the progress of Juliette Fairley’s appeal by following the case docket for Texas’ 4th Court of  Appeals, Case No.: 04-16-00096-CV Update: As of August 30 2016, the 4th Court of Appeals denied Appellant Juliette Fairley’s request for Oral Arguments, stating: …has determined that oral [- more...]

Texas NPR: Legal Guardianship’s Meant to Help the Elderly – But Some Texans Are Abusing the System

June 30, 2016

  From Texas Standard: As the population of Texas grows, so changes the demographics. According to the most recent data from the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, the state’s population of those age 60 and older is expected to triple by 2050. Many of those people will require assistance to help manage their estates, with their legal and financial rights being handed to guardians. But while Texas’ rate of guardianship control increases – there are allegations [- more...]

Wall Street Journal: Abuse Plagues System of Legal Guardians for Adults

October 30, 2015

By ARIAN CAMPO-FLORES and ASHBY JONES Oct. 30, 2015 1:18 p.m. ET One day in March 2012, 71-year-old Linda McDowell received a knock at the door of her small Vancouver, Wash., home. Ms. McDowell needed court-appointed help, the visitor told her. It turned out that Ms. McDowell’s former housemate and companion had pushed for a court petition claiming Ms. McDowell was unable to take care of herself. The petition said Ms. McDowell had recently made an unsafe driving maneuver, had been disruptive [- more...]

Texas: Millionaire widow loses battle in guardianship struggle with sons

October 3, 2015

Note from AAAPG: We think this is a tragic example of how the relationships that develop over years between judges and attorneys who represent their clients in front of that judge, can create gross injustice for the Ward, especially in what should be non-adversarial, judicial administrative proceedings. The client — who typically before going into court has no idea that their attorney has drawn the animosity of the judge — finds out only after it’s too late, that they will [- more...]
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