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Is anyone safe from the predators?

October 10, 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...]

Texas: Health & Human Services Commission sued in federal court for constitutional violations in guardianship

July 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

NEW BRAUNFELS – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission was sued in Western District federal court on July 5 for allegedly violating the freedom of speech and right of association of a 75-year-old New Braunfels woman who is a Ward of the state. A guardianship was imposed upon Shelley Thomson on May 23 after she fell ill with potassium deficiency and visited a hospital emergency room, according to a press release. HHSC is currently Thomson’s guardian. “HHSC has a duty to provide [- more...]

Legal Points to ponder

April 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

In speaking to the countless numbers of people across the country who call our hotline to look for help to be rescued from the abuses of guardianships, one question keeps coming up over and over again—” isn’t there anything I can do legally to stop this insanity?” Sadly, the typical response to this question is to hire one lawyer after another who fail in succession despite charging enormous legal fees. The vagaries of equity court, the absence of a jury, the absence of rules of [- more...]

Florida, Texas, all states – ? Death by guardianship

June 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

The following is written by journalist and AAAPG member Juliette Fairley, in honor of two guardianship victims, Marcia DeZenzo and Doris Davis, the 2nd of whom died on June 5, 2018: On the surface, Marcia DiZenzo had nothing in common with Doris Davis. The 40 something year old DiZenzo hails from Connecticut but lived in Florida while Davis, an octogenarian, was a ride or die Texan. DiZenzo was Italian-American while Davis was African American. DiZenzo was born in August; Davis in November.  [- more...]

New Mexico: Court administrator admits “We have no records showing the exact number of wards under guardianship in NM”

June 5, 2018 // 1 Comment

We were shocked, but ultimately not surprised, to find Barry Massey, Communications Officer for New Mexico’s Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) admit, in writing, We have no records showing the “exact number of wards under guardianship in NM” because it is uncertain how many of the total case filings remain active and require judicial monitoring Please see these two PDFs (below) which explain how instead of answering the question about how many wards have been created by judges [- 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...]

Texas Judicial Council admits widespread (43%) non-compliance by guardians

April 23, 2018 // 2 Comments

AUSTIN – The Texas Judicial Council recently announced to the House of Representatives last week in Washington, D.C. that 43 percent of adult guardianship cases in the state of Texas are out of compliance with reporting requirements. Adult guardianship cases include the elderly and people with disabilities who have become “wards” of the state. Their assets make up some $4 to $5 billion that pass through county probate courts in Texas, according to TJC data. There are not only breaches [- more...]

Tennessee: Competent Woman fights court system for right to make own decisions

February 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

From WSMV-TV Channel 4: WSMV News 4 NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Reba Sherrill may be in a wheelchair, but she’s ready for a fight. “I’m not going to let them just get away with this,” she said. Sherrill is fighting for the right to make her own decisions – something her daughters don’t take for granted anymore. “My mom’s not a criminal, and yet they’re treating her like a criminal,” said Brenna Outlaw, Sherrill’s daughter. The struggle [- more...]

Tennessee: Woman battles unintended consequences of conservatorship bill

February 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

WARNING: It has become commonplace for states to pass laws that specifically allow hospitals, nursing homes, and other institutions providing in-patient (medical) care to put their patients under guardianship so that they control their patient’s estate and can then pay themselves for any patient bills that the institution generates. It’s called an appointed “Health Care Fiduciary” and it’s one of the most expensive way to be forced to pay for medical care.  AAAPG [- more...]

POLICE & SHERIFFS: “ENFORCE OUR JURY TRIAL RIGHTS” 

December 13, 2017 // 1 Comment

  Probate Court Thefts & Obstructions of Justice- Expanding Crime & Debt,  Endangering & Killing Our Citizens As We Speak  Disclaimer: There are good guardianships. there are good guardians, there are honest judges in probate courts all around the country. But there are many bad ones as well as documented in the countless cases investigated by AAAPG  over theyears. Something needs to be done about the bad ones, because they are really bad and a mortal threat to seniors and [- more...]
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