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How one Ward is now free after 4 years and 2 million dollars squandered

November 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

Doug Franks said he would never give up trying to free his beloved mother from a horrific guardianship that isolated and impoverished her. Doug was true to his word and with AAAPG at and on his side, he tirelessly traveled from Atlanta to Tallahassee to testify at countless hearings and sessions of the FLorida Legislature. He had to fight off multiple ruthless lawyers, trustees, guardians, stubborn judges, dishonest caregivers and mercenary banks, but in November Doug beat them all and got his [- more...]

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

October 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

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...]

Video – Facing Florida investigates the case of Ernestine Franks

July 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

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...]

Texas: new videos added to YouTube channel

May 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

AAAPG’s YouTube channel has two new videos: WGNO-TV reports: Who’s caring for mom? Elder guardianship becoming a big issue. As the American population ages, AARP says more people face the prospect of losing control of their lives to court-appointed guardians or guardianship agencies. WGNO’s Susan Roesgen has the story of a New Orleans man and his brother, fighting to regain the care of their 93-year-old mother. May 22, 2015 Testimony of Texas’ Chief Probate Judge Guy Herman [- more...]