Emotional cost of guardianship

Essential bias and abuse of process in the courts

December 5, 2020 // 0 Comments

Why are judicially ordered exams of potential wards/victims called “incapacity” determinations rather than “capacity” determinations?Why is hard proof of a ward’s capacity submitted to the court called “a suggestion of capacity”?Why are so many court examiners’ reports so often identical as if they were copied and unanimous in favor of total incapacity?Why does guardianship legislation allegedly intended to limit the court’s enormous [- more...]

The difference between you/us and them

May 19, 2020 // 0 Comments

The difference between you/us and them I spend a lot of time talking to victims of probate abuse from all around the country. My heart goes out to them for the suffering they endure as a result of trying to do what they think is the right thing for an elderly parent. As is so often the case, the people I speak to have been attacked, maligned, excoriated, fined, sanctioned and generally worked over in probate hearings and litigation. By the time they reach out to someone like me, they have been [- 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...]

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...]

Why is guardianship abuse so repulsive?

September 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

  What is it about abusive guardianship that makes it so repulsive? Over the years we have documented and revealed how predators in probate equity courts across the country have taken advantage of the laws that are designed to protect the most vulnerable among us and use them to enrich themselves while committing atrocities against the very people they are sworn to protect. Listening to as many as four or five new stories every day on our hotline makes it difficult to step back and reflect [- more...]

Torture in Probate Equity Guardianships

April 16, 2019 // 0 Comments

Victims and families of guardianship abuse nearly universally complain that they are being tortured by the court system in Equity probate proceedings. Here’s why they are right. Among the top 10 forms of nonphysical torture are: Being subjected to interrogation for long periods Blackmailing or other forms of undue coercion Exploitation of strongly held beliefs or fears Pharmacological torture Sensory deprivation Sleep deprivation Threat of permanent, severe damage Each one of these [- more...]

You are at risk!

March 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

AN URGENT WARNING TO ALL AMERICANS WITH ASSETS Your very life is at risk, grave risk. Everything you own, including your own freedom and priceless Human and American civil rights can be taken from you—worse than for a mass murderer– and your life forever decimated if you are targeted by predators who lurk behind the black robes of an administrative probate judge in State courts all around the country. And as long as that colluding administrative judge authorizes the predator’s heinous [- more...]

OPPG’s first major action in FL

July 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

Court-appointed professional guardian Elizabeth “Betsy” Savitt broke state law in cases involving disabled individuals and seniors citizens, often with the help of her husband — then sitting Circuit Court Judge Martin Colin — according to a blistering complaint by the state’s new guardianship office. The complaint is the first of its kind by the Office of Public and Professional Guardians, which was formed in 2016 by the state Legislature in the wave of criticisms about professional [- more...]
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