Palm Beach County

This was bound to happen

June 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

And of course it did, in Palm Beach County Florida, where the most egregious guardianship fraud and abuse cases exploit and destroy individuals and families. Nothing could be more revealing of how lawyers distort the laws designed to protect those who need help and turn them into weapons of legal destruction for the purposes of enriching predatory court insiders. Laws intended to help people are used as weapons to pursue ill gotten wealth or power or (in this case) a political agenda. And [- more...]

Florida: Seniors protest at Palm Beach County Courthouse and SB 232 passes unanimously

February 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

By John Pacenti ­ Palm Beach Post Staff Writer In the wake of numerous reports of abuse of incapacitated seniors by court-appointed professional guardians, the Florida House on Wednesday sent a bill to Gov. Rick Scott that for the first time would exert regulatory authority over a burgeoning industry that some critics dub “elder cleansing.” On the same day, protesters marched outside of the Palm Beach County Courthouse in Delray Beach, calling for judicial reform. The Legislature’s [- more...]

Florida: Clerk and comptroller of Palm Beach County – “Guardianship laws still weak in state”

June 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

The following Letter to the Editor of the Palm Beach Post was written by Sharon R Bock, Clerk and Comptroller of Palm Beach County, Florida: Guardianship laws still weak in state In 2010, the Palm Beach County Clerk and Comptroller’s Office launched its Guardianship Fraud Program and hotline. Through its Division of Inspector General, more than 2,800 guardianship cases — with assets totaling more than a half-billion dollars — are subject to an extensive audit. To date, this office has [- more...]