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New Jersey: court-appointed attorney pleads guilty to $3.8 Million theft from multiple elderly clients

June 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Easy prey Elderly and vulnerable, 16 men and women became prime targets for theft. Betrayal of trust: Part Two Barbara and Ken Martin never stood a chance. Thoroughly outmatched, their legal fight to free Barbara Martin’s aunt, Helen Hugo, from the grip of what they believed to be an unwarranted guardianship in 2012 ended in a humiliating defeat. Not only was Hugo, then 81, declared mentally incapacitated, but the last of her retirement savings was awarded to the attorneys who represented [- more...]

Florida breaking news: court ousts professional guardian; insists pre-need directives have priority

May 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Palm Beach County guardian case: Will living will be honored? By John Pacenti – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Posted: 4:22 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2015 Delray Beach — Col. J. Alan Smith no longer can talk or walk. The 83-year-old former Boynton Beach resident is said to be in the throes of Stage 4 dementia. But when he still had his faculties in October 2009, Smith – who worked for 30 years for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – said he wanted his then-girlfriend, Glenda Martinez-Smith, [- more...]

Response to boutique trusts and estates law firm

April 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here is AAAPG’s response to attorney-at-law Juan C. Antúnez, writing in his firm’s Probate & Trust Litigation Blog, Must read for Florida guardianship lawyers: Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s special investigative series: “Elder guardianship: A well-oiled machine:   Under-funding is no excuse for cold judges, who are so disinterested or so lazy that they don’t even bother to read petitions. Under-funding is not an excuse for intentionally ignoring advance [- more...]

Petition to President Obama and FBI Director Comey

April 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Sticky Post – We’ve launched a Change.org petition, calling on President Obama and FBI Director James Comey to begin a Federal Investigation into abuses conducted by courts and attorneys during guardianship hearings occurring every single day in courtrooms across America. All around America, innocent vulnerable citizens and their families are abused and exploited by a nefarious probate court system which destroys individuals and families. While the intent of guardianship laws is to [- more...]
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