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Texas: Titus County guardian dons a White Hat, maybe

September 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Titus County, Texas has been the scene of of several controversial guardianships, including Dr. Mike Reichert’s guardianship where Dr. Reichert’s auto-mechanic filed for guardianship over Dr. Reichert because of a dispute over unpaid auto repair bills! Now emerging from Titus County is guardian James Taylor of Family and Court Services.  Mr Taylor is set to retire and seems to want to go out on a high note, wearing a white hat: From Sept 8, 2015 edition of Mount Pleasant, [- more...]

Texas Guardianship–same story, different zip code: Families Go to Battle in Probate Court, Only to Leave Without Anything

July 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

July 28, 2015, Houston Press: Families Go to Battle in Probate Court, Only to Leave Without Anything In October 2007, Willie Jo Mills of Houston suffered a stroke that paralyzed the right side of her body. A widow with two daughters and a son, the 80-year-old woman was prescribed a variety of pain medications, but doctors couldn’t find the right cocktail. Six months later, Mills’s son Larry filed an application with the Harris County Probate Court to become his mom’s legal guardian. [- more...]

Texas: Commentary on Guardianship opinion piece in Austin American-Statesman

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Thomas Suehs, former executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and member of the Guardianship Reform and Supported Decision-Making Workgroup recently published an opinion piece in the Austin American-Statesman, extolling the benefits of unnamed legislative bills, passed during Texas’ just-completed 84th biennium legislative session, which purport to support Wards during legal Guardianship, which once enacted, typically lasts the duration of the Ward’s [- more...]

White paper: Keeping up with those crafty guardians

May 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

It hasn’t been easy for those abusive guardians. Think about all the work they have to do to rape an estate, isolate award from his family, make sure doctors appropriately poison their wards with atypical anti-psychotics so they become drooling vegetables unable to complain, pushing endless litigation against family members and making it all look just so clean and simple and legal! Guardians have to be very clever and crafty, so we’d like to report on some of the most incredible [- more...]

Texas: Analysis of the guardianship of Dr. Mike Reichert and proposed HB 1438

May 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Read the complete coverage of the latest shocking Guardianship Abuse case – once again committed by a sitting judge and his court-appointees – concerning how Titus County Judge Brian Lee was able to declare Dr. Mike Reichert mentally incompetent without the Texas State Constitution’s guaranteed protections of Due Process, including the right to trial by jury and the right to appeal a determination of mental incapacity. Perhaps more shocking, is that the currently convened [- more...]

Texas: Guardianship filed by auto mechanic against local wealthy doctor

May 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

From Becky Oliver at FOX News, Dallas, Texas: Investigation: Guarding the Guardians | Fox4News.com ROCKWALL, Texas – No one likes to think about end-of-life decisions. But if you’ve got family and a legal plan, no one can interfere, right? In Texas, a guardianship can take away everything you’ve set up — even remove your family from the picture. Hard to believe? It is happening in Texas. Guardianships have been a hot topic in the legislature this session because there is [- more...]

Texas: Gavel Guardians exposes the guardianship gulag and how it operates in the Lone Star state

May 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Gavel Guardians Will Austin continue allowing lawyers and bankers to get rich off Texas’ elderly? Posted April 1, 2015 by Jeff Prince at Ft. Worth Weekly Residents and activists are looking on with keen interest as lawmakers in Austin are discussing new bills that could give probate judges even more power to place people under guardianship. For years, probate judges in Tarrant County and across the country have used far-reaching powers to strip vulnerable residents of their rights and their [- more...]