Adult Protective Services

Michigan Miracle: Detroit grandmother freed from guardianship after TV-7 Investigation

November 22, 2019 // 0 Comments

DETROIT (WXYZ) — She’s a 78-year-old Detroit grandmother who just wanted a wheelchair ramp. Instead, she was put under court guardianship. The 7 Investigators were in court Thursday when the Chief Probate Judge terminated that guardianship, bringing a lot of joy to Bessie and her family. Bessie Owens can now make her medical, legal and financial decisions. And not only did the judge terminate this guardianship and conservatorship – he also put Adult Protective Services on notice that [- more...]

Video: Adult Protective Services is no laughing matter

November 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Watch this video, taken by an AAAPG member during public testimony in California. In it, a woman is describing the sexual assault her mother repeatedly suffered while institutionalized under a court-ordered guardiandhip.  The APS workers laugh while the victim’s mother shares her horrible, shocking story. Are these the people you want to take care of your parents once they need a little help? [- more...]

Texas: Millionaire widow loses battle in guardianship struggle with sons

October 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Note from AAAPG: We think this is a tragic example of how the relationships that develop over years between judges and attorneys who represent their clients in front of that judge, can create gross injustice for the Ward, especially in what should be non-adversarial, judicial administrative proceedings. The client — who typically before going into court has no idea that their attorney has drawn the animosity of the judge — finds out only after it’s too late, that they will [- more...]

Florida: Judge calls for scrutiny of guardianship case

August 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Sarasota Herald-Tribune By Barbara Peters Smith Published: Friday, August 7, 2015 at 2:43 p.m. SARASOTA – A circuit judge appointed an independent court monitor on Friday to investigate the case of a Siesta Key resident and former art gallery owner who has spent the last two and a half years under the control of a professional guardianship, after attorneys for her daughter argued that the hasty procedure making her a ward of the court was a violation of due process. Facts ABOUT THE SERIES [- more...]