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Florida: The Judge & his guardian-wife’s financial picture

January 15, 2016

One in a series of articles from Florida’s Palm Beach Post, written by John Pacenti, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer, and produced by Kristyn Wellesley and Gurman Bhatia Related articles: Read Judge, wife benefit from frail seniors’ money, Part 1, here. Read Judge’s history of debt: Foreclosures, IRS liens, Part 2, here. Read Judge appears to routinely violate Florida Judicial Code of Conduct , Part 3, here. Read Attorney – ‘Courts have allowed this culture’, Part 4, here. Read Chief [- more...]

Florida: Response to FL SB 232

September 9, 2015

Background:  Florida’s legislature is attempting to pass another guardianship reform bill in 2016, to build upon the success of Florida HB 5 from 2015’s legislative session.  SB 232 is being proposed by Florida State Senator Nancy Detert.  Below are comments from AAAPG Founder Dr. Sam Sugar about what passage of SB 232 might mean for guardianship reform. AAAPG deeply appreciates the Senator Detert’s commitment to addressing aspects of reforming the guardianship statutes so [- more...]

Palm Beach Post: Bill on professional guardians headed to Gov. Scott

April 30, 2015

April 29, 2015 Bill on professional guardians headed to Gov. Scott By John Pacenti It’s been a tough session for court-appointed professional guardians as at least three laws worked their way through the Florida Legislature to rein in practices after stories surfaced of financial abuse of their elderly wards. In the end, only one passed. Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice, called professional guardians “cockroaches” in a committee meeting.  Rep. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, called for criminal [- more...]