Initiatives

New Mexico: Guardianship Commission reveals changes to be proposed

September 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

From the Albuquerque Journal By Colleen Heild / Journal Investigative Reporter Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 11:45pm A special commission on Friday unveiled a slate of ambitious proposals to strengthen oversight of the state’s ailing guardian and conservator system, which oversees finances and other major decisions for many of New Mexico’s most vulnerable citizens. The Supreme Court-appointed commission’s recommendations include hiring special court employees to hear grievances and [- more...]

Why WINGS doesn’t fly

July 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

How can the very people who are the problem solve the problem? The National Guardianship Network is a collaborative group of national organizations dedicated to effective adult guardianship law and practice. First convened in 2002, the National Guardianship Network has played a leadership role in advancing guardianship standards, best practices, and education. It awards seed monies (of as much as $20,000 per state unit) and technical assistance to states to create innovative, consensus-driven [- more...]

Nevada: Non-profit law firm offers pro-bono help to Wards

May 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Note from Admin: It would be ironic if the source of funding for this non-profit law firm providing aid to potential wards was created by attorneys’ misuse of the attorneys’ IOLTA accounts. In other states, notably New Mexico, Florida, Colorado, and possibly Texas, AAAPG has seen attorneys mis-use their special, privileged IOLTA accounts, holding Wards’ principal (often in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars) in these special co-mingled accounts, whose misuse [- more...]

Report Ward Abuse (FLORIDA)

May 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

FLORIDA REPORTING TOOLS FOR VICTIMS AND FAMILIES OF GUARDIAN ABUSE The Guardianship industry is very powerful and can destroy a life in no time. The predators know every trick in the book–this is how they make their fortunes. They claim judicial immunity and routinely defame and destroy anyone who tries to defend a loved one. But you can take steps to lessen the likelihood they will destroy you and your loved one. Be aware that the Court process can be stopped at least for a while by [- more...]

Root Cause Analysis of Abuse Process

April 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

To find solutions we must thoroughly understand problems. This paper is intended to discuss the root causes of guardianship abuse which appears to be widespread throughout the country and on a dramatic upward arc. After analyzing several national surveys performed by AAAPG and hundreds of personal stories from victims and families throughout the country and realizing that these stories are only from individuals who have the courage to speak out and that the vast majority of these cases remain [- more...]
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