Elder Abuse

Florida’s Reality Check

July 8, 2021 // 0 Comments

FLORIDA‘S REALITY CHECK FOLLOWING   NATIONAL ELDER LAW MONTH  While May is designated as National Elder Law Month and National Older Americans Month and more than five million seniors call Florida home, millions of Florida’s elders and their impacted family members across the years have witnessed or suffered fates including premature and agonizing deaths and lives worse than death trapped inside of professional guardianships, sometimes making headline news but most [- more...]

More criminal charges against Traci Samuel Hudson

June 30, 2021 // 0 Comments

Today in the Pinellas County court room of Judge St. John, former president of the Pinellas guardianship Association, Traci Samuels Hudson attended what was to be a pretrial hearing. But after many months of investigation the states attorney brought several additional criminal charges to light. Referencing cases that have been under investigation for over a year, Hudson was charged among other things with the disappearance of between seven and 10 firearms from the home of one of her unfortunate [- more...]

Judge ordered Isolation–a travesty

February 16, 2020 // 0 Comments

Isolation of family members from loved ones is one of the  greatest illustrations of how judges in Probate Equity courts have miserably failed to do their jobs. I recently had the opportunity to listen to testimony given to a subcommittee of the Florida legislature by unelected officials in charge of Post guardianship imposition of investigations and stewardship over the horribly broken guardianship program in the state of Florida. In their remarks they repeatedly mentioned they were on the [- more...]

An unsolicited letter about Guardianship

February 1, 2020 // 0 Comments

I recently received the following documents. They speak for themselves. they need to be shared widely. Your comments to the authors and to me at drsam@aaapg.net  are welcome.   January 20, 2020   Dr. Sam Sugar M.D. AAAPG Hollywood, FL  33312   Dear Dr. Sugar,   Your book “Guardianships and the Elderly” has truly been a survival guide for us as we have fought for guardianship of our mother for over 2 years.  There has been exceptional Elder Abuse by many trusted [- more...]

Please Governor De Santis

November 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

An open letter to Governor Ron De Santis Can guardianship abuse be fixed in Florida  ? One of the goals of our organization from its inception was to bring public attention to the abuses so commonly seen in Guardianship and in particular in professional guardianships. The idea was that if enough people became educated and concerned that ultimately there would be political and governmental action to address the issue. That has begun to happen. Recently Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida proposed [- more...]

Contrasting systems

November 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

Broken systems One of the reasons that guardianship presents such a challenge to families who oppose it is the rapidity with which it is imposed on unsuspecting seniors and families as well as younger adults with disabilities. A plenary guardianship can strip a person of all their rights and money within a day or two of the initiation of the secret proceedings which lead to emergency temporary guardianships. Those proceedings can be initiated by almost anyone with or without proper [- more...]
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