Here's a big financial abuser of the elderly thriving under the radar –
Unlawful and abusive adult guardianships and conservatorships are harming families and pauperizing vulnerable, disabled, and elderly people all over this country.
Guardianship law is designed to "guard", "conserve", and "protect" incompetent people and the public. Over the years, the laws have been misused, misapplied, or manipulated to unjustly enrich court-appointed fiduciaries at the expense of and to the detriment of the very people the courts have assigned them to protect.
Who pays the price? Every taxpayer picks up the Medicaid tab when wards are pauperized into indigence under the guise of "protection."
Guardianship abuse IS elder abuse!
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June 17, 2012 at 4:53 p.m.
I don't know the particulars of this case, but I do know this - if you rob a bank and later decide to give all the money back, you've still robbed the bank and you're still accountable for the crime.
NASGA is an organization of victims and families working to expose and end unlawful and abusive guardianships. For more information, visit NASGA at www.StopGuardianAbuse.org, www.AnOpenLetterToCongress.info and http://NASGA-StopGuardianAbuse.blogsp....
December 5, 2010 at 6:34 p.m.
NASGA is an organization of victims and families working to expose and end unlawful and abusive guardianships/conservatorships -- a growing national epidemic.
Guardianship wards are stripped of all rights: the right to decide where to live and whom to associate with, how to spend (or save!) ones own money, to accept or refuse medical treatment -- or even ask for a second opinion, marry, vote, etc. Most important, wards are stripped of the right to complain.
With the fox guarding the henhouse and the hens muzzled, guardians and their attorneys can easily unjustly enrich themselves at the expense and to the detriment of the very person they have been court-appointed to protect.
And where to the victims go for help? Many go to the AG, only to be turned away because the abuse has been court-sanctioned.
Visit NASGA at StopGuardianAbuse.org or NASGA’s blog at http://NASGA-StopGuardianAbuse.blogsp... for more information.
February 18, 2009 at 5:57 p.m.
Indeed things turned out well for this woman and she was fortunate to receive rescue and help.
However, often they do not. Often people are "rescued" by the system and the system then turns on them via guardianship/conservatorship.
February 7, 2009 at 10:53 a.m.
Of the $120K, how much was spent for legal fees to maintain the guardianship?
October 20, 2008 at 11:53 p.m.
The judge's statement that special needs adult dependents need a guardianship to "protect" them is abusolutely false!
Whenever "the system" is involved in family matters, the family gets shoved aside, or even trampled upon, and the system takes over --- quite often to the detriment of the vulnerable person. The Ward's family is then rendered powerless to free their loved one from the clutches of the big unstoppable machine we know simply as "the system", and many times go bankrupt trying.
Visit www.FreeNancy.com and see how the public guardian "protects" 35+ autistic Nancy Golin by holding her captive in a group home - away from the comfort and security she grew up with when she lived with her loving parents. She has suffered many "unexplained" serious injuries while captive and her parents are helpless to protect their treasured daughter.
We are facing a nationwide epidemic of unlawful and abusive guardianships/conservatorships. If we don't stop the predatory practice of guardianship, then we risk becoming a victim ourselves.
Don't believe it? Visit the National Association to STOP Guardian Abuse at www.StopGuardianAbuse.org and read victims' stories. For the latest news, visit NASGA's blog at http://NASGA-StopGuardianAbuse.blogsp...
May 14, 2008 at 7:11 p.m.