A collection of White Papers about Guardianship, written by Dr. Sam Sugar and other AAAPG member-contributing writers.
I received a phone call from one of our members requesting that I attend the funeral of her mother who died in the hands of abusive guardians, coincidentally some of the very same guardians and lawyers that have been trying to ruin my life for the last five years. I said that I would go as a representative of all 230 AAAPG families and to pay my respects to a brave mother and honor the desperate attempts of our member Alice Martin to help her mother in her time of need. Though I knew no one [- more...]
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...]
Overview Guardianship is the most egregious punishment in our legal system short of the death penalty. The average citizen knows nothing and has no need to know anything about probate court or guardianship. It is only when guardianship looms as an imminent reality that uninformed individuals become desperate to protect loved ones and assets at risk by the threat of guardianship of a family member. Typically individuals in this situation depend on information from attorneys, typically attorneys [- more...]
In his remarks today to the Congress, Pope Francis made clear his concern for the vulnerable. His words resonated with those who have been abused and oppressed by the predatory guardianship system. In order to heed the words of the Pontiff, we must accept the responsibility and challenge to advance urgent reform. Here, in italics, are the Holy Father’s exact words seen through the lens of those oppressed by abusive Guardianship with commentary in green. Pope Francis exhorted legislators to [- more...]
Time and again our members complain about the awful treatment their loved ones and families receive from organizations with religious sounding names in the guardianship business. These very big businesses often organize as not-for-profit 501(c) 3 companies and use their connections to religious organizations prominently in their literature, website and educational materials. They are in the business of acquiring and managing guardianship and take wards from any religion. The three most common [- more...]
In response to a freedom of information request Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship has been supplied with the following information regarding the total number of wards in public guardianships in the state of Florida. The state’s Department of Elderly Affairs contracts with 17 organizations that serve all public guardianships throughout the state of Florida’s 67 counties. These organizations often characterized their business as taking “ the guardianships no one [- more...]