Who is a Probate Attorney in Illinois?

One interesting question that came up today is “who is a probate attorney?”  Someone was asserting in an email while one attorney was a “probate attorney” another attorney was not a “probate attorney.”

The correct answer is that no attorney in Illinois is a “probate attorney.”  With the exception of Admiralty and Patents, we do not have specialty attorneys in Illinois because it is believed that this would confuse the public.  All attorneys that are admitted to the Illinois Bar are considered competent to practice in all areas of law, and should have a competent basic working knowledge of the law in all areas except for Admiralty and Patents.

Admiralty and Patents are traditional areas for a specialty.  The Federal Courts have exclusive and original jurisdiction over all patent and copyright matters.  You cannot bring a matter involving the validity of a patent or copyright anywhere but Federal District Court.  If you allege federal trademark infringement under the Lanham Act, you may, but are not required to, bring your case in Federal District Court.

Other attorneys are allowed in Illinois to say they “concentrate in” or “prefer to practice” in particular areas of the law, and perhaps 90% of their business is in those areas–but they are never, never allowed to say they specialize in a particular area of law, including probate.

Interestingly enough, if you practice patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, if you limit yourself to the federal portion of the law, you can practice anywhere in the 50 states and 7 territories in the US and will not run afoul of “unauthorized practice of law” prohibitions.  This has been tested in all of the state and territories.  If you have been admitted to the US Patent Bar, it is considered federal and exclusive in nature, allowing Patent Attorneys to practice anywhere–just in case you are interested.

Attorneys are not allowed to have blinders on.  They should know whatever area they practice in–including our girlfriends and boyfriends running around in the Probate Courts of Illinois, that a summons and complaint MUST be properly prepared and personally delivered to the Respondent in a Petition for Guardianship.  All close relatives, defined as adult siblings, parents and children MUST receive written notice of the date, time and place of hearing, served by Petitioner, regarding a Petition for Guardianship.

These requirements are not strenuous, unique or difficult to understand. They impose no undue hardship upon any party. The preparation and proper service of summons, complaint and pre-litigation notices are not unique to Probate, and can be found in many, many areas of the law.  Attorneys are expected to look up and adhere to pre-litigation requirements and notices.  Attorneys are expected to understand that some, but perhaps not all, of pre-litigation notices and tasks may result in a lack of jurisdiction if serious enough.

I hope this dispels any misunderstandings of what a “probate” attorney is compared to other attorneys in Illinois. There actually is no such animal.  All Illinois licensed attorneys are expected to have a working knowledge of basic areas of the law, from contracts, constitutional law, some criminal law, to wills, estates and probate, and some divorce laws and basics, etc. so they can at least talk knowledgeably to clients and send them to other attorneys that might have more expertise in certain areas.  The concept that “probate attorneys” know what jurisdiction is any more than any other litigating attorney is preposterous.  Every Illinois attorney, prior to filing a complaint, petition or whatever should carefully review the current statutory requirements each time prior to filing anything in court.  We make check lists and check them several times.  We make synopses of our cases and of the laws and requirements to file each time we file something.

If an attorney does not do all of this, she or he is likely to find that they have been bit in butt by opposing counsel or even the judge.  That’s not a place you want to be in litigation.  One of the absolute worst places is lack of jurisdiction–a place no attorney wants to be at.

 

Do as I say, not as I do……………………..

One of the most amazing things about all the miscreants in probate–attys and judges writing articles, appearing as “renowned” speakers, gaining accolades for the “important work in protecting the elderly and disabled” — is that they also engage in some of the worst forms of probate abuse (acting without jurisdiction, improper or no service up on the disabled person, etc.) but at the same time write some pretty darned good articles on the evils of elderly abuse and exploitation.

Read on for one of these.  This article is apparently written by an atty miscreant who has isolated and drugged atty Lisa Belanger’s father from his two beloved daughters and several grandchildren who have not seen him for a long, long time, and all over $9 million! (This is the same case where the Plenary Guardian told the court that all that money would be gone in 7 or so years due to their fees–yikes). How is this two-faced attitude possible (and in the words of Abraham Lincoln who was often accused of being two-faced, “if I really were two faced, do you really think I’d be using this one?”)

Read on for more information:
From Ken Ditkowsky:

Dear Lisa;

The modern credo is:  ‘do what I say not what I do!’      You should not be surprised when you read an article that is important and should be posted on every blog for the information that it provides.    Indeed, no one should be surprised when the leading advocates of honor, honesty, openness, candor, and the ‘American way’ are those who honor the principles the least.     Indeed, in too many instances ‘church’ leaders are the patrons of the worst corruption.    Illinois has two former governors sitting in jail right now!    A short while ago 17 Circuit Court of Cook County judges went to jail.    Criminal Tony Resko had strange relationships with republicans and democrats alike.   
 One well known politico purchased a real estate lot adjacent to his home for a bargain price–after he announced publicly he wanted it, but not for $600,000 so someone “happened” to come into possession of it not much later and sold it to him for $300,000.     If you or I engaged in the very same activity we would have gone to jail.     The media was as silent on the nefarious transaction as they are silent on the elder abuse/financial exploitation scandal.      The wife of this member of the political class was hired by a major university to what has been described as a make work job.    When she left the job, this important job was left vacant!
As Pogo said:   “we have met the enemy and it is me!”      
This is why we have to insist on HONEST  complete and comprehensive investigations of these elder abuse cases.     This is why the ‘wise words’ of Ms. Cukier should be posted by all the blogs – she provides important information and a window into the reason that Democracy is not a spectator sport.   Elder abuse is detailed in the Bible along with political corruption.    
Ken Ditkowsky
From: lsbelanger <lisa@belangerlawoffice.com>
To: JoAnne M Denison <JoAnne@DenisonLaw.com>; kenneth ditkowsky <kenditkowsky@yahoo.com>;
Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2012 1:14 AM
Subject: Weston attorney Lisa Cukier: Beware of financial exploitation – Wayland, MA – Wicked Local Wayland

this is the atty for BNY mellon who has exploited my father– and she writes this article!!

Article on “How to Prevent Elder Exploitation” by a miscreant atty!

From Joanne;

Amazingly, it’s not a bad article.  To watch out for signs of exploitation, to keep your items safe, to perhaps think about putting your wealth in a trust because it’s harder to break a trust.  Lots of good information.

You will note she never says “and if I and another non-family member get ahold of your estate, we can deplete $9 million in 3 to 4 years.”

Hmmm, she forgot that one.  And also the warning that if LC finds out you might switch your $9 million from Melon Bank NYC to another bank she will help MB NYC remove you as guardian, get a non family member to function as guardian to keep those assets where they belong–until she and another CPA get enough fees out of the estate, that is.

She never explains how to avoid that one!

From Mass. atty Lisa Belanger on the state of her case (and also corrections to the above post):

technical corrections to your posting re Ms. Cukier:  the calculation for depletion was 7.4 years; the person who 
specifically informed the judge of that calculation was Attorney Maxa Berid, General counsel for Elder Services of 
Merrimack Valley, Inc--on behalf of the guardian.

See below ;

 http://www.massfamilybusiness.com/Docs/FamilyBusinessPubl_2010_Q1.pdf 

Brian Nagle was the financial advisor from BNY Mellon, who testified in court that he personally called Attorney Ed 
Tarlow and asked Attorney Tarlow to go see my Father while under involuntary commitment to the psychiatric facility, 
Whitter Pavilion.  Attorneys Tarlow and Watson, never having my Father ever as a client--went in hand to their very 
first "meeting" with Father at the Whitter Hospital, the very next day after speaking with Brian Nagle.  Attorneys 
Tarlow and Watson brought with them  an already drafted Revocation of Durable Power of Attorney and a new Power of 
Attorney, designating Father's CPA (who has an already existing relationship with Mr. Nagle).

Attorney DeNapoli was the mouthpiece for Attorneys Tarlow and Watson in court.

Needless to say, you can only imagine the unconscionable proportions of the documents they drafted.  Both BNY Mellon 
and Attorney Tarlow were given complete control--specifically stating they did not need to apprise Father before 
doing anything; as well as, Attorney Tarlow's law office being directly paid from Father's BNY Mellon account.  The 
documents were so self-dealing that they made it so Attorney Tarlow's Office could not be terminated by CPA and that 
CPA could not use anybody else other than BNY Mellon.  They made CPA Father's health care proxy!!

2 days prior to Father being discharged from Whittier Pavilion--at a court hearing,  the Probate Judge indicated 
that Father was "competent" when signing those documents drafted by Attorney Trlow and watson.  

Because of issues raised whether Father's original DPOA executed in 2003 also served as a valid, Health Care Proxy, 
Father affirmed his prior wishes again that he wanted me as his health care proxy.  Father did so at the Whittier 
Pavilion, with Whittier Pavillion's staff as witnesses to this affirmed Health Care Proxy and Father's awareness of 
what he was signing--and his outward expressed wishes.
When Father personally called Attorney Tarlow to fire him--which Father's current counsel filed an Affidavit stating 
that Father never wanted or asked for Attorney  Tarlow's legal services and that Father was deceived as to what he 
was signing, Attorney Tarlow filed a petition with the court stating that Father was not competent to fire him!

The coup de gras was that Attorney Tarlow filed a motion to be paid approximated $108,000 for legal services-- the 
Probate Judge reduced it to $6,500.  Attorney Tarlow filed a motion for reconsideration!!  

from Lisa Belanger and thanks for the corrections.

More Wyman Book Letters–to the US Atty General’s Offices

Today another grouping of books was sent out, this time to the U.S. Atty General’s offices.

It will be interesting to see who responds first–if at all, to my pleas for help on behalf of all the Probate victims of the probate courts in Cook County and Rockford.

So far, not much luck.  But if anyone can change this, please do so by writing and faxing these individuals.  It looks like the emails are firstname.lastname@usdoj.gov.  the fax number is not listed, but you can address your letters to Office of the US Atty, 219 S. Dearborn St, #500, Chicago, IL 60604.

Links to today’s letters:

John Howard Wyman Books to US Attys General Oct 26 2012

Also, while we have been consistently asking all of Judge Fabiano, OPG Sharon Rudy and GAL Kimberly Timmerwilke McKenzie to get the Wyman Order done in Rockford Probate court, it has now been 4 weeks and nary a sign of an order!  OMGDS–we have received plenty of excuses, but no order from that fateful day at the end of September, 2012.

I wonder if we will ever get it or if we will have to appeal on the transcript and the court’s decision there.

Should be interesting.

take care

joanne

John Howard Wyman Book Project

One of the projects of this blog is to deliver a copy of John Howard Wyman’s book to as many ARDC attorneys, US Attorneys General, Illinois Attorneys General, Court officers and clerks as I possibly can.  this includes the Medicaid Fraud Bureau, special Prosecutors in Illinois, Financial Crimes Unit, the Guardianship and Advocacy Commissoin Project, etc. as I possibly can.

John Wyman has sent me 6 cases of books at 32 per case so I have nearly 200 books to send out to attorneys to find out if they care for those that have no voice–the seniors and elderly in the State of Illinois who are trying to make it through burdensome and oppressive guardianships.

Attached are copies of letters and my typical inscription that I sent out today.

Let me know if there are any additional deserving attys out there that might be able to lend a hand to these seniors and theie families.

For a link to today’s letters:

Letters asking attorneys for Help for Seniors/Disabled

Regards,

JoAnne

Changes in the law–Starting with Stop Drugging our Seniors in Nursing Homes!

Changes in the law:

 

Nursing homes should not be able to legally receive psychotropic med including, tranquilizers, Halodol, Risperdol, Seroquel, (all new forms of ThorazineBa horse tranquilizer) etc. to keep residents from wanting to go home.  It should be a felony to administer such drugs to nursing home residents without their written consent or have to hold them down or force them to take such medications.  Nursing homes that contain primarily elderly people should have those drugs banned from the premises and notices shall be prominently posted every floor, every 10,000 square feet informing employees it is a felony to dispense psychotropic drugs and tranquilizers to the elderly and infirm without their written consent which must be obtained weekly.  This does NOT mean the consent of a POA or GuardianBit means that very person.

 

When the GAL goes out to see a senior after a guardianship petition has been filed, this footage should be taped with a digital camera or cell phone:

1) where the senior is asked if she wants an atty and if so, do they have one in mind?*

2) where the senior is asked if she wants to go to court and fight the guardianship

3) if there are some people in the family she considers to be unethical or untrustworthy or abusive.

 

The recording should be put on the internet with a password both on the court website and on the GAL website or blog of cases.

 

The tape should be emailed or placed on a disk and mailed to every person as a condition of jurisdiction or it can be put on the internet with a password which is mailed or emailed to the person with instructions to go the law library to see it.

 

4) *Seniors should be able to have a trusted family atty they have used in the past represent them at any hearing.  In fac,t this should be part of the senior=s advance directives.

 

5) Recognizing the tort of Lack of Consortium between parent and child in Illinois with respect to wrongfully isolating a senior from friends and family they have seen for years and have enjoyed.  Seniors may be allowed to make a list in advance directives of all close friends and family they do not want to be isolated from.

 

6) Amending the ADA and/or medicare act to say that no Probate Atty in any state court can have an elder declared incompetent and sell the house to take fees.  Probate Attys and Medicare MUST wait until both husband-wife or life partner seniors die, and their dependents related by blood or marriage living on the premisesBbefore a home can be sold for nursing home or probate atty fees.

 

 

7) Amending the Medicare Act that where it says that a senior has a $104,000 exclusion on thier home so a spouse is not left in poverty means: 1) the house must be listed for $104,000 or more; and 2) it must sell on the open market for $104,000 on an MLS.  3) no private court ordered sales for a portion or fraction of that value are allowed.  4) it is insufficient to hire a (court appointed or tied in) appraiser to say that every dumpy house is worth $104,000 or more and then turn around and sell the house for a fraction of that price.  Arrrgh we need a case on that.

 

8) Absolutely NO cremations where a loved one is concerned that a ward is being abused.  A cremation where a notice has been placed with the court regarding concerns over drugging and improper medical care with notice to the Guardian should result in a felony charge.  Too many elders have been drugged, beaten, abused and then the body summarily cremated in days. An alert may be sent to all local crematoriums by the family.  An alert should be sent to all hospitals and funeral homes not to send this person to a crematorium.  Evidence of abuse in a senior or disabled must be preserved.

Cost of Corruption for August 2012 – $70,460

See below.
This is all the legal work that needs to be done when our courts are corrupt and out of control.  I receive dozens of emails daily complaining about out of control courts that condone lack of proper due process notices, lack of jurisdiction, isolation and drugging of seniors against their will and consent, homes being sold to generate payments for horrid nursing home fees that are dangerous places to be if you are elderly and/or disabled–all with impunity from state Probate Courts!

All of this has to end.  Join me in filing class action suits and individual suits against the miscreants–Guardians ad Litem, judges and attorneys for guardians, OPG’s–you know them all, you have seen the tricks!
See below and take care

DENISON & ASSOCS, PC.
FEDERAL LITIGATION, PATENTS, TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS
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JoAnne M. Denison✬    JoAnne@DenisonLaw.com
JoAnne Cell Phone 773-255-7608
http://www.DenisonLaw.com                                                                        _______________________________________________
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Professional Services
Hours    Rate    Amount

7/1/2012    JMD    SYKES BLOG    2.00    $300.00/hr    600.00
Emails to and from KDD regarding witness tampering, post for the
day, call for investigation, affirmative answers to his ARDC complaint
(9 emails).
7/2/2012    JMD    SYKES BLOG    2.50    $300.00/hr    750.00
Emails to and from KDD regarding: Leah Black, post for the day, GS
being threatened by Attny Black at the ARDC, information to obtain
asset search, intimidation of GS, information regarding: Sodini, lack
of due diligence by GALs, witness tampering by Attny Leah Black
(16 emails)
7/3/2012    JMD    MARY G SYKES BLOG    1.50    $300.00/hr    450.00
Preparing 2 blog posts.
AZ    MARY G SYKES BLOG    5.00    $25.00/hr    125.00
Constructing table of missing pleadings from the court file in Judge
Stuart’s courtroom.
JMD    SYKES BLOG    6.50    $300.00/hr    1,950.00
Emails to and from KDD regarding: Dr. Shaw’s testimony,
intimidation of client by attny Black, letter from attny Black that
everything was client’s fault, report from law clerk obtaining files from
Daley Center, lack of following procedure in the Sykes/Tyler/Wyman
cases, emails to and from client regarding partition of client’s real
estate, lack of protections afforded Mary Sykes, KDD’s call for an
investigation, emails regarding: SLAPP suits, emails to and from
attny Hyman regarding: defamation suits, emails to and from client
regarding: drilling out GS’s safe deposit box (40 emails)
7/4/2012    JMD    SYKES BLOG    0.75    $300.00/hr    225.00
Emails to and from the client regarding: client’s short notice for
deposition (4 emails)
JMD    SYKES BLOG    1.00    $300.00/hr    300.00
Emails to and from the client regarding: ARDC’s failure to make good
faith Rule 201K Compliance
7/5/2012    JMD    MARY G SYKES BLOG    2.50    $300.00/hr    750.00
Preparing 2 new blog posts.
AZ    MARY G SYKES BLOG    5.50    $25.00/hr    138.00
Constructing table of missing pleadings from the court file in Judge
Stuart’s courtroom.

DENISON & ASSOCS, PC.
October 9, 2012

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7/6/2012    JMD    MARY G SYKES BLOG    6.00    $300.00/hr    1,800.00
Appearing in court on Sykes case and preparing posts for blog
regarding same; reviewing cases for Attorney Ditkowsky.
JMD    SYKES BLOG    7.00    $300.00/hr    2,100.00
Emails to and from Mr. Evans regarding: taking depos in ARDC
proceedings, IDPR should be investigation Dr. Shaw and Dr. Amdur,
emails to and from Mr. Evans regarding: Kristen’s wedding, emails to
and from the client regarding: admissions of Dr. Shaw, emails to and
from KDD regarding: how probate kickbacks are handled, emails
regarding Sodini case; Attny Schmeidel’s his petition was brought in
wrong court emails, emails regarding Ken’s trial; emails regarding:
Mary’s drivers test, emails regarding; Dr. Shaw’s testimony, (53
emails)
JMD    SYKES BLOG – COST OF CORRUPTION    6.50    $300.00/hr    1,950.00
Emails to and from client regarding court judgment in FED on 061912
from other blog;  emails to and from KDD regarding his Motion in
Limine; emails regarding the Miller case on other blog; emails
regarding KDD’s MIL;  emails regarding KDD’s constitutional rights
being ignored by the ARDC; emails regarding client’s FED case;
emails regarding tying up client’s funds is criminal; emails that I
could not get FED order; emails regarding missing transcripts and
ordering those;  emails regarding beating of GJS; emails regarding
National Socialist Party; emails from KDD to GJS she must set her
motions for a hearing date and time and accompany them with a
Notice of Motion, Motion and Certificate of Service; emails regarding
items missing fr Probate court and our “docket table” of missing
items; emails regarding ruling in Alvarez case;  emails regarding GJS
and lost transcripts;  that law in KDD case regarding first amendment
rights is clear; (40 emails)
7/7/2012    JMD    MARY G SYKES BLOG    2.00    $300.00/hr    600.00
Preparing faxes to Mr. Connelly in the Sheriff’s Department regarding
seizure of JMD’s laptop and updating blog regarding same.
JMD    SYKES BLOG    6.50    $300.00/hr    1,950.00
Emails regarding: ADA case; emails regarding: PACER docket sheet
for that case, emails regarding: GS bringing a motion to dismiss;
emails regarding: unfair and deceptive trade practices; emails
regarding: paying probate attnys; emails regarding: court orders
missing from 2009; emails regarding: KDD in an offer of proof; emails
regarding: Kruzan case; emails regarding: the standard being “clear
and convincing” to deem someone incompetent; emails regarding:
the fact probate court is not following procedure; emails regarding:
missing documents in file (72 emails)
7/8/2012    JMD    MARY G SYKES BLOG    1.00    $300.00/hr    300.00
Preparing a new blog post.
JMD    SYKES BLOG    0.50    $300.00/hr    150.00
emails to and from KDD regarding: GS questioning witnesses at
hearing (3 emails)
7/9/2012    JMD    MARY G SYKES BLOG    2.00    $300.00/hr    600.00
Preparing 2 blog posts and reviewing log of court records and
transcripts with Law Clerk Zhou.
AZ    MARY G SYKES BLOG    5.50    $25.00/hr    138.00
Constructing table of missing pleadings from the court file in Judge
Stuart’s courtroom.
JMD    SYKES BLOG    4.50    $300.00/hr    1,350.00
emails to and from the client regarding: cost of corruption on the
blog; emails to and from GS regarding: her criticisms of the blog;
emails regarding: a record subpeona from KDD to probate court;
emails to and from the client regarding: duties of the notary; (24
emails)
DENISON & ASSOCS, PC.
October 9, 2012

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7/10/2012    JMD    MARY G SYKES BLOG    2.50    $300.00/hr    750.00
Preparing 2 posts for blog and reviewing case law for Attorney
Ditkowsky.
AZ    MARY G SYKES BLOG    6.50    $25.00/hr    163.00
Constructing table of missing pleadings from the court file in Judge
Stuart’s courtroom.
JMD    SYKES BLOG    3.50    $300.00/hr    1,050.00
emails to and from TL regarding: cases relating to full faith and credit;
emails from KDD regarding: calls for an investigation; emails to and
from KDD regarding: a motion for judgment on pleadings; emails
regarding: LB obstructing GS as a witness (20 emails)
7/11/2012    JMD    MARY G SYKES BLOG    6.00    $300.00/hr    1,800.00
Reviewing the case file at Probate Court and making copies of
necessary pleadings to post on blog.
AZ    MARY G SYKES BLOG    6.00    $25.00/hr    150.00
Constructing table of missing pleadings from the court file in Judge
Stuart’s courtroom.
JMD    SYKES BLOG    2.25    $300.00/hr    675.00
Emails to and from RB regarding Social Probate Disease, who the
“clout is in Illinois”, transfer of missing funds and lack of attack by
tax authorities;  the record on appeal is missing; emails from KDD to
client regarding her familiarity with Probate Act; Rule to Show Cause;
emails regarding incompetency and adjudication of disability; email
regarding attorney Black’s letter; that PS’s Motion to Void the
Settlement Agreement was filed in May 2011;  that numerous court
orders PS claimed existed (an order striking GS’s Requests to
Admit) are not of record in the Probate File;  that in the Probate file
there are references to Judge Stuart saying Judge Connors brought
up the issue of Sodini Jurisdiction and that Judge Stuart would not
bring it up again–clearly not the law, so what’s up with that?; emails
to and from court reporters regarding payments on account (12
emails)
7/12/2012    JMD    MARY G SYKES BLOG    3.50    $300.00/hr    1,050.00
Preparing a blog post and reviewing case file in Probate court.
AZ    MARY G SYKES BLOG    6.00    $25.00/hr    150.00
Photocopying the court records that were not in the court file at
Attorney Ditkowsky’s office; updating table of missing documents.
JMD    SYKES BLOG – COST OF CORRUPTION    4.25    $300.00/hr    1,275.00
Emails to and from KDD regarding Mr. Fogel and investigation
regarding nursing homes; standards to show disability and it must be
by clear and convincing evidence;  regarding our day in court and
judges were asking about 14 day notice suddenly; requirement to
send petition to close relatives; the failure of the GAL’s to report
various nefarious activities to the Probate Court; emails regarding
“table of transcripts, hearing dates and pleadings”; emails regarding
jurisdictional problems with Probate court; sharing of transcripts with
KDD and LC;  birthdates of miscreants for asset searches (20 emails)
7/13/2012    JMD    MARY G SYKES BLOG    6.50    $300.00/hr    1,950.00
Intraoffice meeting with Attorney Ditkowsky’s to review his records
and files for additional copies of pleadings because 80% of the court
files has been removed; preparing 4 posts for blog.
AZ    MARY G SYKES BLOG    3.00    $25.00/hr    75.00
Updating blog and obtaining copied transcripts from court.

DENISON & ASSOCS, PC.
October 9, 2012

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JMD    SYKES BLOG – COST OF CORRUPTION    3.75    $300.00/hr    1,125.00
Emails to and from Attorney Leah Black from client;  authorization to
publish; info regarding another victim contacted by 60 minutes for
possible program; corruption is akin to Greylord;  reviewing and
publishing Cost of Corruption bill for May 2012;  news that Judge
Garber held CT in contempt of court for failing to allow client to
retrieve all her property from Mary’s home after wrongful eviction;
accounting table to Sykes court reporters; regarding obtaining copy
of court order from Judge Garber; items missing from payment table
for court reporter;  emails regarding Senator Kirk may have helped
out; emails regarding Judge Garber in FED court (23 emails)
7/14/2012    JMD    MARY G SYKES BLOG    1.00    $300.00/hr    300.00
Preparing blog post.
JMD    SYKES BLOG – COST OF CORRUPTION    1.50    $300.00/hr    450.00
Emails to and from client regarding nursing homes expelling state
monitors; emails to and from KDD regarding state fraud and
corruption in nursing homes; emails regarding food in nursing homes
and use of drugs there;  emails from KDD to free Mary Sykes; emails
regarding disappearance of files from Probate Court;  emails
regarding spoliation of evidence; emails from Attorney Belanger
regarding her case and the Sykes case and many parallels; (9
emails)
7/15/2012    JMD    MARY G SYKES BLOG    1.50    $300.00/hr    450.00
Preparing blog post.
JMD    SYKES BLOG – COST OF CORRUPTION    3.25    $300.00/hr    975.00
Emails to and from KDD regarding status of Sykes case; case cite
from KDD regarding In Regarding Doyle and his first amendment
rights; Rule 260 prehearing conferences;  KDD emails regarding the
facts published were in fact true and correct and his first amendment
rights were violated; emails regarding the Sarhan case; emails to and
from KDD that he may have to take his case to Federal Court for
relief;  emails regarding disturbing reports from other blogs and other
probate cases. KDD emails regarding injustices in the Sykes case;
emails to and from client regarding what went on in court against CT;
that client suffered a severe battery by FT; (16 emails)
7/16/2012    JMD    MARY G SYKES BLOG    4.50    $300.00/hr    1,350.00
Preparing 3 blog posts and preparing table of missing files and
documents.
AZ    MARY G SYKES BLOG    5.00    $25.00/hr    125.00
Traveling to Court to obtain appellate case volumes and court order
from previous status hearing for Ms. Mary Sykes’ case; ordering
transcripts from court reporter’s office and updating blog.
7/17/2012    JMD    MARY G SYKES BLOG    6.00    $300.00/hr    1,800.00
Updating and reviewing table of torts; preparing 2 blog posts.
JMD    SYKES BLOG – COST OF CORRUPTION    7.00    $300.00/hr    2,100.00
Emails from ND ILL BK regarding GJS relief from stay motion
recently filed; emails regarding pleadings missing in Probate Court;
KDD makes citizen’s complaint publicly regarding GJS battery at her
home; plea for more emails to the US State Attorney regarding the
battery; emails regarding other court observers that this blog is
indeed correct;  emails that this is second battery by FT, that he also
battered elderly sister Yolanda last year; email from GJS that she is
afraid to have police or sheriff’s offices involved;  emails regarding
seizure of attorney laptops in probate court; emails regarding proper
procedure for a bond in probate court which was never done; KDD
emails comparing Sykes, Tyler, Gore, Wyman cases;  GJS emails
regarding eviction; emails that I never hear back from Attorney Leah
Black after I fax her evidence of corruption in the Sykes case; emails
regarding fax to IAG are not answered;  (33 emails)

DENISON & ASSOCS, PC.
October 9, 2012

http://www.CostOfCorruption.com    Page    5

7/18/2012    JMD    MARY G SYKES BLOG    1.00    $300.00/hr    300.00
Preparing blog post.
AZ    MARY G SYKES BLOG    4.00    $25.00/hr    100.00
Updating blog with newly received court transcripts and updating
table of missing court records with same.
JMD    SYKES BLOG – COST OF CORRUPTION    0.50    $300.00/hr    150.00
Emails to and from court reporter’s offices regarding additional
transcripts. (3 emails)
7/19/2012    JMD    SYKES BLOG – COST OF CORRUPTION    2.00    $300.00/hr    600.00
Emails to and from court reporters; emails regarding updating table
on missing pleadings; emails regarding partition proceedings and
appointment of a commissioner; emails regarding PS breaking
federal banking laws; emails regarding lack of jurisdiction by court;
emails regarding Chase destruction to GJS home; emails to and from
KDD that Chase must be included in any suit for partition and they
have not been; emails regarding Illinois Statutes on Partition;  emails
regarding Motion to Nonsuit under Sodini. (10 emails)
7/20/2012    AZ    MARY G SYKES BLOG    4.00    $25.00/hr    100.00
Legal research regarding federal banking laws in regards to Chase
and the laws they broke in the Mary G. Sykes case.
JMD    SYKES BLOG – COST OF CORRUPTION    0.25    $300.00/hr    75.00
Emails regarding Chase and federal banking laws; emails from KDD
that there may be possible plants (bogus clients) walking around on
the Sykes case (2 emails)
7/21/2012    JMD    SYKES BLOG – COST OF CORRUPTION    0.25    $300.00/hr    75.00
Emails to and from KDD regarding watching for plants in the Sykes
case;
7/22/2012    JMD    SYKES BLOG – COST OF CORRUPTION    1.75    $300.00/hr    525.00
Emails to and from KDD regarding the Jacyz case in Probate and
responsibility to client; emails regarding comments from other
Probate blogs and the guardianship swindles going on; KDD emails
calling for an investigation on Sykes; emails regarding deposition of
GJS by ARDC. (5 emails)
7/23/2012    JMD    SYKES BLOG — COST OF CORRUPTION    0.75    $300.00/hr    225.00
Emails to and from KDD regarding the deposition of Scott Evans and
he did well; emails regarding obtaining deposition copies; (5 emails)
7/24/2012    JMD    MARY G SYKES BLOG    2.00    $300.00/hr    600.00
Preparing 2 new blog posts.
7/24/2012    JMD    SYKES BLOG – COST OF CORRUPTION    6.00    $300.00/hr    1,800.00
Emails to and from KDD regarding the deposition of Scot Evans and
that it went fine; emails regarding KDD Motion to Administrator
regarding failure to comply with Rule 201(k);  that Attorney Black was
seeking to bar GJS as a witness and how unfair that was; email
regarding disrespect for justice; emails regarding comments on SE’s
deposition;  emails regarding GJS’s emails to Lawless America; that
LB asked SE if he considered noninventorying of  $1 million in gold
coins to be theft or not;  permission to publish the depn of SE;
emails regarding a possible New York Times article on the case;
emails from Nasga regarding changes to Illinois law for guardianships
and that state attys should not be favored; emails that more needed
to be done (26 emails)
7/25/2012    JMD    MARY G SYKES BLOG    2.50    $300.00/hr    750.00
Reviewing emails from Attorney Ditkowsky and others and preparing
4 blog posts.
AZ    MARY G SYKES BLOG    5.00    $25.00/hr    125.00
Updating blogs with tags and new blog posts.

DENISON & ASSOCS, PC.
October 9, 2012

http://www.CostOfCorruption.com    Page    6

JMD    SYKES BLOG – COST OF CORRUPTION    8.00    $300.00/hr    2,400.00
Emails to and from KDD and AZ regarding motions to bar witnesses
and grounds therefore; that GJS was an uncooperative witness and
unneeded;  emails between GJS and LB regarding her deposition;
emails regarding “Important Pleadings” in the Sykes case; emails
regarding new legislation; emails from GJS regarding the blog; emails
regarding comments on blog; Motion to bar Gloria emails; KDD
emails to Attorney Black;  emails regarding goose stepping and jack
boots and brown shirts and this case;  emails regarding Operation
Greylord;  emails regarding Mary’s driver’s license and when it was
last renewed;  that Attorney Black may have blocked emails from
KDD?; emails from GJS she wants to file an affidavit to correct
testimony of others; emails regarding AS, CF and LB. (45 emails)
7/26/2012    JMD    MARY G SYKES BLOG    4.00    $300.00/hr    1,200.00
Preparing 5 blog posts; reviewing declaration from Ms. Bakken for
post of same.
JMD    SYKES BLOG – COST OF CORRUPTION    8.00    $300.00/hr    2,400.00
Emails to and from court reporters regarding outstanding transcripts;
KDD emails regarding purging records; receipt and publishing of
affidavits from Yolanda and Josephine that the Sykes case has no
jurisdiction; emails regarding theft, embezzlement, false
imprisonment of granny;  emails from GJS regarding care plan and
she would have worded declarations differently; emails regarding IRS
and misdepositing funds; emails regarding oral notice and jurisdiction
under the Probate Act; emails from GJS regarding the blog;  emails
from KDD to CF regarding files from Secy of State and Mary’s divers
license; emails to KDD regarding hearing on CT Petition; emails to
and from Ms. Bakken to redact the declaration from her mother;
emails on CT petition and hearing to appoint; emails to GJS to get
her book and movie deal done; (61 emails)
7/27/2012    JMD    MARY G SYKES BLOG    3.00    $300.00/hr    900.00
Preparing declarations of no notice of hearing for Aunt Jo and Yo;
reviewing proof of claim.
JMD    SYKES BLOG – COST OF CORRUPTION    7.00    $300.00/hr    2,100.00
Emails to and from GJS regarding calming her down; emails to
publish GJS declaration that she never received Sodini notice;
litigating the validity of an order in the probate court is not permitted;
KDD email to CF that she infringed upon Mary’s and Gloria’s rights in
the Sykes case;  emails attempting to calm GJS down; emails
regarding other cases which got media attention; emails regarding
acctng on GJS house;  emails regarding KDD preparing for ARDC
hearing; that KDD sent out two Motions in Limine; applying for drivers
license records; emails regarding asset searches on CT, FT, etc.,
(35 emails)
7/28/2012    JMD    MARY G SYKES BLOG    5.25    $300.00/hr    1,575.00
Preparing 5 posts for blog; reviewing and revising table of torts.
JMD    SYKES BLOG – COST OF CORRUPTION    8.00    $300.00/hr    2,400.00
Emails to and from ND BK ILL regarding proof of claim by Chase;
emails to SE regarding details of case and home equity; emails from
KDD to CF that Mary is being denied her life, liberty, property, civil
and human rights;  email from GJS that CF admitted the summons
served upon Mary was wrong; emails from GJS to CF;  emails from
KDD to CF that jurisdiction is lacking in the case; that if the
miscreants were acting in good faith they would call to dismiss the
case and investigate CT; emails from SE regarding lack of
jurisdiction; that CF is engaging in intimidation; emails from KDD that
CF’s book should be published by Dell Comics. (50 emails)

DENISON & ASSOCS, PC.
October 9, 2012

http://www.CostOfCorruption.com    Page    7

7/29/2012  JMD    MARY G SYKES BLOG                            2.50          $300.00/hr    750.00
Reviewing Proof of Claim and Cost of Corruption Bills.
SYKES BLOG – COST OF CORRUPTION;    8.00    $300.00/hr    2,400.00
Emails to and from ND ILL BK that Attorney Bussee filed his
appearance; emails from KDD that the first amendment is under
attack by the miscreants;  emails from KDD to CF to joing in
dismissing the Sykes Probate for lack of jurisdiction; email from JMD
to CF to dismiss the proceeding for lacking jurisdiction; emails
regarding similarities between Wyman and Sykes; emails regarding
elder abuse cases; that even if the case is dismissed for lack of
jurisdiction, CT must file an accounting; KDD emails on Greylord and
parallels to the Sykes case; emails regarding publication of
declarations from GJS and the elderly sisters to show the Sykes
Probate court clearly lacks jurisdiction and CF and AS should be
calling for its dismissal;  emails between SE and GS regarding
references to two houses and what to call them; email from AZ who
thought that CF threatening her was a very desperate action;  the key
right now to is get investigation going; email to CF regarding GJS and
the home and what was in it; (46 emails)
7/29/2012    JMD    SYKES BLOG – COST OF CORRUPTION    8.00    $300.00/hr    2,400.00
Emails to and from KDD and CF regarding lack of jurisdiction in the
Sykes case and missing gold coins;  regarding filing a Petition to
Dismiss regarding Sodini notices; emails to and from GJS and KDD
regarding a Motion to dismiss; emails to and from KDD regarding the
Greylord scandal; emails regarding proper procedure for citations;
emails regarding directing others to the blog for reference to torts
against GJS and Mary; JMD drafting such a motion for the blog;
emails regarding the Schwartz case and Attorney M. Soto;  emails
regarding case Schlieper;  emails that the table of torts and missing
documents makes everything much easier;  emails regarding abuse
of process and malicious prosecution; emails that GJS received no
citation to discover assets and it was not properly served by a
Special Process Server; that GJS hired an Indiana Attorney–R.
Bussee to help her out; emails to calm GJS down; reviewing West
law caselaw from KDD: hearing burden of proof, In regarding Baker,
Procedure on the Petition; emails regarding freezing assets in
Indiana;  perhaps the authorities in Indiana in that jurisdiction should
be contacted regarding lack of jurisdiction and lack of a citation to
recover assets; that there is no conflict in a case where jurisdiction is
lacking;  emails regarding docket sheet;  emails regarding the
citation to discover assets; emails bet. KDD and CF; emails to CF
regarding motion to dismiss/nonsuit; emails regarding the Motion to
Dismiss/Nonsuit;  (48 emails)
7/30/2012    JMD    MARY G SYKES BLOG    6.75    $300.00/hr    2,025.00
Preparing Motion to Dismiss/Non-suit for Attorney Farenga and
assembling exhibits thereto; publishing Cost of Corruption Bill on
blog; preparing numerous blog posts to Law Clerk Zhou.

DENISON & ASSOCS, PC.
October 9, 2012

http://www.CostOfCorruption.com    Page    8

JMD    SYKES BLOG – COST OF CORRUPTION    7.50    $300.00/hr    2,250.00
Emails to and from work done by TL; that CF should call for an
honest investigation and file a Motion to Dismiss Sykes; emails from
KDD regarding denying Mary her liberty, property, civil right and
human rights; that what CF and AS are doing is wrong, very wrong;
emails to GJS to file the Motion to Dismiss if CF does not; emails
that GJS did not like the wording of the declarations; that the judge
had wrote”too late to contest jurisdiction”–which is not true; Judge Stuart never
made sure GJS, Jo or Yo were served with Sodini Notices; that on p
60, line 18 and following the court enters its ruling colding CT in
contempt of court; that we need to publish more transcripts; that a
court acting without jursidiction is a clear and present danger to all;
emails regarding the Nov 18, 2009 motion setting the hearing on
petition for Dec , 2009; that both GAL’s know that the court lacks
jurisdiction; (33 emails)
7/31/2012    JMD    MARY G SYKES BLOG    5.00    $300.00/hr    1,500.00
Preparing cost of corruption; reviewing FED transcript and post and
sending fax to IAG including the table of torts and table of missing
files; preparing 4 posts and Motion to Dismiss/Non-suit for Attorney
Farenga.
JMD    SYKES BLOG – COST OF CORRUPTION    8.00    $300.00/hr    2,400.00
Emails to and from KDD and GJS regarding the non inventory of the
gold coins; emails to GJS to calm her down; fax to Presiding Judge
Evans; emails to Moosey regarding lack of jurisdiction in Sykes
case;  emails regarding letter to Mr. Moosey; emails to GJS
regarding filing Motion to Dismiss;  emails regarding how all of the
serious torts against Mary and GJS could have happened in the US;
publishing Motion for GJS to file; email from KDD to use a Motion to
Dismiss now;  emails to GJS that legal documents are not
copyrightable and are not “owned” by anyone; email of documents
from DMV; (53 emails)

For professional services rendered    271.25    $66,114.00

Additional Charges :

7/11/2012    Copy charges for Sykes file.    13.75
7/13/2012    Copy charges of the Sykes File    13.09
7/16/2012    Transcript of court proceedings from Court reporter Sharon Rodrigo for the hearing on 5/11/2012.    40.95
Payment to DMV for Asset search.    36.00
7/17/2012    Postage for correspondence.    0.45
Postage for correspondence.    1.30
Payment to Vimeo, LLC    9.95

Total additional charges    $115.49

Total amount of this bill    $66,229.49

Previous balance    $136,523.33

Balance due    $202,752.82

PS–and to all you litigation funding companies out there, I am looking for reputable firms to work with my clients to get them the justice they deserve!  Don’t be shy.  Help them out.

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On isolating senior wrongfully by claiming a beloved friend or relative “aggitates them”

One notable thing which is often done in a guardianship is saying that a beloved relative or friend–one that has been a part of family life for years and years, suddenly can no longer see the senior!  It’s hurtful and cruel and definitely a pattern in the Sykes case, Wyman case in others.

In Wyman, the isolation on the direction of the abusive father AND the Sharon Rudy and Kim Timmerwilke McKenzie kept the loving, caring children away from mom and knowing that the nursing home was horrific and abusive.  Carol Wyman–who was not incompetent at all–then kept a daily diary of the abuse, which included physical beatings and mental abuse by the staff.  While she managed to escape (the nursing homes prevent this by using psychotropic drugs not intended for seniors to tranquilize them!  John Howard witnessed the staff physically holding down his mother and injecting her with Halodol one day when she wanted to go home!) she had been concealing the fact she was not taking her meds.  This was a nightmare, but could have been avoided if heresay, innuendo and bogus standards for keeping these loving, caring children away had never happened.  A nightmare.

One type of tort that would provide relief to these seniors is: loss of consortium between parent and child.  But there are few cases on this tort in Illinois, and the few that do mention it say that it is not currently recognized because this has to be done by the state legislature.

Ken’s idea is to plead loss of consortium and then combine that to the right of free association in the US and Illinois constitutions to prevent this.  I think we can put it in a federal law under the ADA–a law which clearly needs to be expanded to protect the disabled.
Read on:  From KDD:

More interesting ‘stuff’.   The word ‘stuff’ is used to connote relevant legal materials.
The importance of the material that I sent you is that it provides a solid basis for people like Gloria, Aunt Yolanda, Bev Cooper, et al to go to Court and say that we have ‘skin’ in the game and our liberty rights are being violated by this isolation of our loved one.    As I said previously if you look at 11a – 18 the actions of the Sykes defacto GALs in aiding and abetting the isolation is contrary to the statutory mandate.    I reiterate – give me one single factual or legal basis that would even suggest that Mary’s 83 year old sibling should not have frequent unsupervised visitation with Mary free and clear of the prying eyes of the plenary guardian appointed by a Court lacking jurisdiction.
In my opinion what has happened in the Sykes is black letter elder abuse.    The isolation and the drugging are clear examples of elder abuse.       I read that persons required to report ‘elder abuse’ who do not do so are in real trouble.    The best case to demonstrate this elder abuse is the the 18 month deprivation that Gloria suffered.     Gloria is a respected journalist and published author.   Not that the Guardian ad litem has made some defamatory statements concerning Gloria, which were patently untrue, to attempt to justify his role in the isolation of Mary.    He cannot prove any miscreant conduct on the part of Gloria or Aunt Yolanda – nor can anyone else.     Thus, in my opinion his role is at  best disingenuous.    Ms. Farenga has a similar problem.    The plenary guardian cannot justify her position.
That said, the consortium right provides standing to contest the actions of the guardians who act ultra vires to deprive a senior citizen of his/her rights, privileges and immunities.   It also affirms that 11a -17 and 11a -18 are being blatantly violated by Stern, Farenga, CT, and PS by their isolation of Mary.    It is my opinion that in the civil rights lawsuit that is being drafted the consortium damage claim should be added to the 42 USCA 1983 claims.    (As the Sodini requirements were not met and the Tiffany proof requirements were not met, the Court was without jurisdiction and the actions illegal.)     The plaintiffs who were isolated from their siblings or their parents should receive compensation for their loss.
As I mentioned previously Article 1 Section 12 is the Illinois mandate.     (as the Isolation of Mary Sykes continues the Statute of Limitation has not started to run.   watch the statute as to the other cases.     I believe the statute of limitation can vary from State to State on a civil rights action)
Ken Ditkowsky