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Video – Facing Florida investigates the case of Ernestine Franks

July 4, 2015

July 4, 2015 – Facing Florida investigates the case of Ernestine Franks of Pensacola. Mrs. Franks son Doug Franks has been waging a 3+ year battle to free his mother from a for-profit guardianship that was enacted by a Florida probate court in spite of medical testimony that Mrs. Franks was perfectly mentally competent.  The “estate” of Mrs. Franks has paid over $1,000,000 in attorneys’ fees, guardianship fees, and related court costs that were completely unnecessary [- more...]

New Jersey: court-appointed attorney pleads guilty to $3.8 Million theft from multiple elderly clients

June 28, 2015

Easy prey Elderly and vulnerable, 16 men and women became prime targets for theft. Betrayal of trust: Part Two Barbara and Ken Martin never stood a chance. Thoroughly outmatched, their legal fight to free Barbara Martin’s aunt, Helen Hugo, from the grip of what they believed to be an unwarranted guardianship in 2012 ended in a humiliating defeat. Not only was Hugo, then 81, declared mentally incapacitated, but the last of her retirement savings was awarded to the attorneys who represented [- more...]

Guardianship Victims tell their stories – video

May 8, 2015

These stories were recorded on April 14, 2015 in Orlando, Florida as part of AAAPG’s Guardianship Victims Summit and Town Hall meeting where guardianship victims gathered to recount how different probate courts in different states across America had financially-drained their wards while isolating the elderly from their adult children. In this clip Kyle MacNeney describes how a probate court judge and attorneys stripped his mother’s once wealthy estate, leaving her to die [- more...]

Video: Nevada Police Lt. Explains How Family Court Steals From Wards

April 24, 2015

April 22, 2015 Las Vegas (Nevada) Metropolitan Police Dept. Lieutenant James Weiskopf tells Clark County Commissioners on April 21, 2015 how appointed “Guardianship Commissioner” Jon Norheim, Family Court Judge Charles Hoskin, and certain for-hire guardians rob the estates of wards of the court.  You can watch the video below, or watch on AAAPG’s YouTube channel here. NOTE:  In Nevada, Guardianship issues fall under the jurisdiction of elected County Commissioners.  Rules [- more...]
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