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Tampa Bay Times continuing coverage of Florida Legislature SB5

April 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

April 29, 2015 Tampa Bay Times Florida Senate approves guardianship overhaul TALLAHASSEE — Last year, a coalition of Floridians traveled to Tallahassee to explain how their elderly relatives had been victimized by court-appointed guardians. Lawmakers got the message. The Florida Senate on Tuesday passed legislation changing the way guardians are appointed and explicitly prohibiting the abuse, exploitation or neglect of an elderly ward (HB 5). The bill is now headed to Gov. Rick Scott’s [- more...]

Breaking News: WUFT-TV Gainsville, FL interviews AAAPG member Teresa Lyles about abusive guardianship

April 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

April 28, 2015  AAAPG member Teresa Tozzo-Lyles is interviewed by WUFT-TV, describing the primary tactics of court-appointed for profit guardianships: Isolate, Medicate, Take The Estate.  Tozzo-Lyles discusses with reporter Richard Gomez about the hoped-for changes in Guardianship, with today’s (April 28, 2015) passage by the Florida Senate of HB5.  This legislation changes the way guardians are appointed and explicitly prohibits the abuse, exploitation or neglect of an elderly ward. [- 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...]