In a move that can only be described as incredible, and after a series of devastating exposés of the Palm Beach Post by investigative reporter John Pacenti, Chief Judge Jeff Colbath announced the “improvements” he is making Palm Beach Florida probate court.
Given the opportunity to engender the public trust by taking strong actions, the judge instead chose to protect both the judge and the Guardian with no punishments whatsoever and not even a reprimand.
The most interesting statement from his press release however was the following:
“As you may know, the guardianship process does not have a traditional adversarial system that protects the interests of all parties.”
and here we thought it was the court’s responsibility to protect the interests of all parties!!