Unconstitutional laws/behavior

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...]

New Mexico: Elder guardianship aims to bilk more than help

February 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

This is the latest column from nationally-syndicated columnist Diane Dimond, who was raised in New Mexico, and is shocked to find out what her state has done that amounts to court-ordered predation upon New Mexico’s elderly, sick, and infirm.  From Saturday February 27, 2016, Albuquerque Journal: I wrote about the plight of 94-year-old Betty Winstanley, who resides at the Masonic Village retirement home in Elizabethtown, Pa. She doesn’t want to live there anymore. Now that her husband [- more...]

White Paper on Conservatorship in CALIFORNIA by Linda Kincaid

December 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

CONSERVATORSHIP IN CRISIS: CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS & ABUSES OF POWER     WHITE PAPER PREPARED FOR: UNIFORM LAW COMMISSION GUARDIANSHIP AND PROTECTIVE PROCEEDINGS DRAFTING COMMITTEE, JOINT EDITORIAL BOARD FOR UNIFORM TRUST AND ESTATE ACTS   PREPARED BY: COALITION FOR ELDER & DEPENDENT ADULT RIGHTS (CEDAR) CEDARCALIFORNIA@GMAIL.COM SEPTEMBER 2015   This paper discusses systemic failure in California’s conservatorship (adult guardianship) system and presents two case studies [- more...]

Wall Street Journal: Abuse Plagues System of Legal Guardians for Adults

October 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

By ARIAN CAMPO-FLORES and ASHBY JONES Oct. 30, 2015 1:18 p.m. ET One day in March 2012, 71-year-old Linda McDowell received a knock at the door of her small Vancouver, Wash., home. Ms. McDowell needed court-appointed help, the visitor told her. It turned out that Ms. McDowell’s former housemate and companion had pushed for a court petition claiming Ms. McDowell was unable to take care of herself. The petition said Ms. McDowell had recently made an unsafe driving maneuver, had been disruptive [- more...]

Broken–an AAAPG documentary

October 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here’s the link to our one hour documentary on the fallout from abusive guardianship Please take the time watch and learn BROKEN-the fallout from abusive guardianship   [- more...]

Texas: another Titus County (Mt Pleasant) resident disputes their guardianship order

July 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

From the Mt Pleasant, Texas Daily Tribune – serving Titus, Franklin and Camp counties A motion has been filed in Titus County to remove guardian in the case of Ann Walton James. Records show the motion to remove guardian was filed on behalf of James’ great-niece, Barbara Ann Reynolds. Last month, former Titus County Clerk Dianne Norris Owens spoke at length about that guardianship case at the county commission meeting. Owens’ public comments on June 22 mirror statements set out in the [- more...]

Bizarre Judge in Florida Resigns

May 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Judge Linda Schoonover displays overt signs of severe mental illness, she doesn’t do her job, she doesn’t show up to work, she abuses litigants, uses social media as a weapon and in general has a demeanor which is unquestionably inappropriate for any public official but in particular for a judge. And how was she forced out of office? self resignation!!! How is it possible that this type of behavior could be tolerated for months by the Florida State Supreme Court, by the Judicial [- more...]

Texas: Guardianship filed by auto mechanic against local wealthy doctor

May 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

From Becky Oliver at FOX News, Dallas, Texas: Investigation: Guarding the Guardians | Fox4News.com ROCKWALL, Texas – No one likes to think about end-of-life decisions. But if you’ve got family and a legal plan, no one can interfere, right? In Texas, a guardianship can take away everything you’ve set up — even remove your family from the picture. Hard to believe? It is happening in Texas. Guardianships have been a hot topic in the legislature this session because there is [- more...]
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