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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...]

Two foot soldiers

September 26, 2019 // 0 Comments

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/florida/guardians/os-ne-guarding-the-guardians-sam-sugar-angela-woodhull-20190926-bj6t7hhfanartpwztkdizd3qrm-story.html An article of interest to those in this battle [- more...]

An analysis of Buzz Aldrin’s guardianship

August 17, 2018 // 4 Comments

  Lessons From Buzz Aldrin Guardianship: Twin Filings Put Focus on Abuse In his Elder Law column, Daniel G. Fish writes: Buzz Aldrin was the second person to set foot on the moon’s surface and only 12 people have set foot there. But now he is one of an estimated one and a half million adults who are the subject of guardianship proceedings in the United States. By Daniel G. Fish | August 16, 2018 at 11:51 AM Buzz Aldrin on the Moon Buzz Aldrin was the second person to set foot on the [- more...]

The Death of Democracy in the Probate “Court” 

January 17, 2018 // 6 Comments

The Death of Democracy in the Probate “Court” By David Arnold Originally published in the Boston Broadside December 2017 Reprinted with permission The United States is a democracy. Right? I never questioned that until 2012. Someone that I loved very dearly was subjected to severe abuse by the Probate Court. I was also subjected to abuse. I survived. Gretchen did not. The lasting damage done to me by this experience was the destruction of my belief that people do not have to fear abuse by [- more...]