Judicial actions

Is anyone safe from the predators?

January 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

Do you think you are safe from probate predators? We have often discussed the almost endless ways that guardianships can be used by court insiders to exploit seniors and their families by imposing unneeded or unwanted guardianships on a senior, especially a senior with assets. While there is plenty of blame to go around, we have often said that without the court insider judges none of this abuse could be possible. Scandals in various states including New Mexico, Nevada, Michigan and of course [- more...]

On Recusing a Judge in Probate

May 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

  We receive lots of desperate phone calls (usually at the last second) asking what can be done about judges who appear to be biased and are about to make rulings of grave consequence to victims and their families. We shed some light on the topic below. Note: This is not legal advice, nor should it be construed as such. Consult a competent attorney for legal advice. Neil Goodman writing in Lawyers.com blog reviews a range of issues regarding judge recusal that we discuss below. Our [- more...]

Courts as a revenue source, federal money and its strings.

December 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

  Probate/Equity courts across the country are not only creating guardianships in record numbers but abetting the explosion in the number of abusive and exploitative professional guardianships. We estimate that about 14% of adult for profit guardianships are fraudulent and/or abusive accounting for billions of dollars of wealth extraction yearly. But why? Remember: Guardianship is about money—only money. But even a cursory examination of one court funding system provides a ready [- more...]

Using incapacity claim as a weapon in divorce

December 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

In yet another way that guardianship can be used as a weapon, a Florida Clerk of Courts tried to have her husband guardianized as a way to grab his pension in a divorce proceeding. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-reg-howard-forman-marriage-20171219-story.html The Judge, who has been named in many victim complaints, actually sent valid examiners to find the man fully capacitated and then denied the guardianship. It might be noted that the man in question was political insider and [- more...]

Some hard realities we must now disclose.

October 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

As we watch victims from every corner of America plead for our help day after day; as we watch  judges make a mockery of justice in probate courts around the country; as lives and fortunes are demolished on the altar of voracious greed; as we witness the rapidly accelerating erosion of trust in our bedrock institutions of law we cannot help but come to some alarming conclusions. Now, we must stand and state for all to realize that: 1. Juryless probate guardianship proceedings are illegal, but [- more...]
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