Guardianship Abuse

How $41 TRILLION in inter-generation wealth transfer is intercepted by attorneys and the Courts

March 28, 2020 // 0 Comments

  Originally published in 2015 Juliette Fairley has had her article on the looting of Wards’ financial accounts by their Guardians, the guardians’ attorneys, and the Courts – to the tune of $16 BILLION annually –  picked up by @MSN and put on the front page of their Money section.  Contributing to this article are AAAPG founder Dr. Sam Sugar, as well as Kristi Hood, author of newly-published and informative Probate Pirates. “These numbers indicate how the [- more...]

Torture in Probate Equity Guardianships

April 16, 2019 // 0 Comments

Victims and families of guardianship abuse nearly universally complain that they are being tortured by the court system in Equity probate proceedings. Here’s why they are right. Among the top 10 forms of nonphysical torture are: Being subjected to interrogation for long periods Blackmailing or other forms of undue coercion Exploitation of strongly held beliefs or fears Pharmacological torture Sensory deprivation Sleep deprivation Threat of permanent, severe damage Each one of these [- more...]

Guardianship Victims tell their stories – video

May 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

These stories were recorded on April 14, 2015 in Orlando, Florida as part of AAAPG’s Guardianship Victims Summit and Town Hall meeting where guardianship victims gathered to recount how different probate courts in different states across America had financially-drained their wards while isolating the elderly from their adult children. In this clip Kyle MacNeney describes how a probate court judge and attorneys stripped his mother’s once wealthy estate, leaving her to die [- more...]

White Paper: What the hell is incapacity anyway?

May 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

May 4, 2015 What the hell is incapacity anyway? “The typical Ward has fewer rights than the typical convicted felon. It is in one short sentence… The most punitive civil penalty that can be levied against an American citizen with the exception of the death penalty.” ~ The late US Representative Claude Pepper…. But when it comes to locking you down permanently in a life sentence of guardianship, the court has to at least go through the motions of proving (if only to itself) that [- more...]

White Paper: Guardianship Dollars – Follow the money

May 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

May 3, 2015 Guardianship Dollars: “Follow the money”  – Huge numbers of older Americans are trapped in Guardianships which impoverish them under color of Law—as many as 100,000 of them Florida alone. Where does their money go? The following is a brief fiscal examination of guardianship that “follows the money”. You can read this White Paper here. You can see a list of all of AAAPG’s White Papers [- 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...]

Breaking News: Florida Senate approves guardianship overhaul

April 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

From the Miami Herald at http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article19820997.html Florida Senate approves guardianship overhaul By Kathleen McGrory Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau 04/28/2015 4:55 PM TALLAHASSEE Last year, a coalition of Floridians traveled to Tallahassee 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 [- 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...]

Press Release: AAAPG calls for National Mayday Protest Against Abusive Guardianship

April 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

April 28, 2015 Via PRWeb: AAAPG calls for National Mayday Protest Against Abusive Guardianship. Nationwide Virtual Flash mob to Demand Federal Probe.  On Friday May 1, 2015 at 11am EDT Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship (AAAPG) will conduct a virtual nationwide protest to demand federal intervention into abuses by court-appointed guardians that allow guardians to act without any effective judicial oversight. Occurring in conjunction, beginning at 9am EDT on May 1, 2015 the South [- more...]

Too much, too many – a new AAAPG White Paper

April 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

The new AAAPG White paper Too Much, Too Many discusses the explosive growth in the number of Guardians, and therefore the number of Wards, in the last decade. Contrast the explosive growth in guardians with the lackluster employment opportunities awaiting newly-minted lawyers, just out of law school. Instead of amassing hundreds of thousands of dollars of loans to get a law degree and maybe earn $160,000 a year as a starting salary, perhaps law school students should have considered becoming [- more...]
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