Decades have passed and the Abuse Continues

October 23, 2020 // 1 Comment

The guardianship abuse AAAPG has documented for a decade is not new. In 1987, The Associated Press (AP) reported in detail on the guardianship crisis in America in a series of several first hand investigations. The first two are available at https://apnews.com/article/1198f64bb05d9c1ec690035983c02f9f and https://apnews.com/article/8ea94c1c992fd97e7eea7fe72a924f73 The Senate Select Committee on Aging has been hearing complaints about guardianship for even longer. It’s website contains over [- more...]

Bench and Ballot

October 12, 2020 // 0 Comments

Dangerous Radicals in the court and on the ballot Though it may seem like a stretch to bring discussions about elections into the more narrow discussion of abusive guardianship, there are striking similarities about how American justice and liberty are being attacked on multiple fronts in both arenas. To frame the discussion, let me state at the outset that the greatest abuse in abusive guardianships is the incredibly sad reality that guardianships are designed to remove one’s liberty and [- more...]

A message from Doctor Sam Sugar

October 2, 2020 // 0 Comments

The future of our group Earlier this year I announced that I would be retiring from my work as an advocate for victims of abusive guardianship.  Since that time, I have been approached by dozens of individuals and group members who have convinced me that my plans would disenfranchise large numbers of victims and their families who depend on AAAPG, it’s advocacy, website and perspective on guardianship abuse in the United States of America. So, in an honest effort to accommodate both my [- more...]

Critical Guardianship Theory

October 1, 2020 // 0 Comments

A New and Exciting Approach to End Probate Court Abuses Because of the long standing, multigenerational failure to remediate the abuses perpetuated in probate courts throughout the country, it is instructive to examine novel approaches to solving certain other social problems. Outside the box, Critical thinking may be required to solve problems of social import when traditional forms of redress are consistently ineffective. This paper seeks to promote and foster a reasonable construct with [- more...]

Welcome to the new AAAPG website

September 21, 2020 // 0 Comments

As AAAPG transitions to a new more distributed model of advocacy, the function of the website will shift to observations and comments as well as scholarly articles on abusive guardianship and decentralized regional resources for victims and families. Watch this space for more more details. Thanks for your continued [- more...]

Look back exactly one year; #Free Britney Rally

September 5, 2020 // 0 Comments

    From September 5, 2019–one year ago to the day Not much has happened or changed since then except that the Hospital has been let off the hook for now and Fierle’s trial is indefinitely postponed. Spectrum News, Orlando FL   ORLANDO, Fla.  — As state investigators focus their attention on embattled professional guardian Rebecca Fierle, advocates warn people to be aware of the larger widespread issues plaguing Florida’s guardianship programs. Advocates say the problems [- more...]

Conclusion of Probate Tricks of the Trade

August 26, 2020 // 0 Comments

  For parts 1 and 2 go to https://aaapg.net/probate-tricks-of-the-trade-part-2/ Part three  no checks no balances  The unlimited latitude of State equity probate court judges is ultimately the source of the abuse that takes place in hotspot guardianships.  This highlights the bizarre nature of equity courts in general which include not only probate but also family and divorce courts.  Bankruptcy courts used to be part of this system but have been federalized in recent years.  [- more...]

Probate Tricks of the Trade Part 2

August 20, 2020 // 0 Comments

You can see part 1 at Probate Tricks of the Trade Part two The middle of a guardianship Once the guardianship train leaves the station it is inexorably gathers speed and momentum making it nearly impossible to stop.  As always everything that happens in guardianships whether they are abusive or not so abusive is a direct result of the attitude and rulings of the only person whose opinion matters at all, namely the judge. The role of the judge in equity is particularly important because his [- more...]
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