Lack of Due Process

Essential bias and abuse of process in the courts–Big Brother is Biased

April 16, 2021 // 0 Comments

  Guardianship creation is the big business of Probate Courts that wield the power to destroy anyone they target, like some kind of Orwellian Big Brother. These courts hover around us ready to pounce on any unsuspecting family unlucky enough or stupid enough to be involved in their perfidy. The administrative law officers running these Star Chambers are creating havoc and misery and even death of their vulnerable wards so often because that is what they are accustomed to doing, by habit, by [- 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...]

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...]

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

June 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

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...]
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