Guardianship survivor

Breaking news: Florida Gov Scott vetoes appropriation to Lutheran Services

June 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Florida Gov. Rick Scott vetoed the $750,000.00 appropriation going to Lutheran Services Florida. Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) is the company holding several Floridians hostage under Guardianship laws, including AAAPG member Julie London Ferguson’s mother, Marise Ferguson. Ferguson states that Gov Scott’s veto “sends a message that Florida is recognizing that the Guardianship system was created to help indigents in need, not our wealthier sector who had their advanced [- more...]

New York: Fox News5 Investigates – Nassau County judge approves triple and quadruple billing by guardian and his attorney

June 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

June 17, 2015 Nassau County, NY Fox News5’s Mary Garofalo investigates the cases of Esta Veron and Lillian Rubian – both women were put under court-ordered guardianship of Sam Rausman and attorney William Bryk who proceeded to triple and quadruple bill Ms. Rubian for “social services” and related guardianship and legal services.  And it’s all legal, because a judge has approved without question or oversight, and against any complaints by the former ward, all [- more...]

Obituary: Willi Berchau

May 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

William “Willi” Berchau April 11, 1914 – May 20, 2015 At 101 years, he is safely home in the beauty of everlasting life.  Willi passed away a man freed from a long struggle with the court and their appointed guardianship program. “The happiest people may not have the best of everything but they make the best of everything they have.” Funeral Service is Friday, May 29, 2015, 4pm Bay Pines Lutheran Church 7589 113th Lane N., Seminole Followed by Service and [- more...]

Texas: Luck for Dorothy, freed from Guardianship

May 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

March 19, 2014 Ft Worth Weekly. Dorothy Luck finally nabbed a break in her ongoing battle against a Tarrant County probate court that has seemed bent on bleeding her dry financially in an ironic attempt to protect her. Judge Steven King signed an agreement this month that frees Luck from guardianship in a controversial case that removed her rights — including her ability to hire an attorney — even as it sucked an estimated $1 million or more of her savings (“Grabbing the Purse,” Sept. [- more...]

New Jersey: Man released from guardianship; Guardian tells him his life savings is “all gone” plus his condo is in foreclosure and his possessions have been sold

May 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

From USAToday: TOMS RIVER, N.J. — A 75-year-old placed under the care of a public guardian after suffering a traumatic brain injury in a fall almost two years ago finally has won back his independence. But Ken Schmidt’s savings and many of his assets are gone — sold off to pay for his assisted-living care, his guardian told him. ” ‘It’s all gone.’ That’s their classic answer: ‘I’m sorry, it’s all gone.’ And they won’t give me [- more...]
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