This is the tip of the iceberg. The guardians hire the most expensive lawyers with the most intimate knowledge of every quirk in the law to represent them (at the ward’s expense of course) because without the lawyers having their back, the guardians would not have the “chutzpah” to attempt of this sort of malfeasance–even if your husband is a probate judge and the judge who hands you all your cases is his buddy and your close friend.
The stench emanating from Probate courtrooms all over the country, and especially in the largest and wealthiest counties in Florida is overpowering to everyone but the Judges who oversee the system and the lawyers and predatory guardians they shield from criminal prosecution.
Thanks to Fl. Sen.Nancy Detert and her determination to make a difference, the passage of SB232 marks a start towards administrative discipline for abuse, but we must go further. Anyone but a guardian who steals as much as they do would be called a criminal and prosecuted. There are already laws on the books that make elder and ward abuse a felony.
Now, State’s Attorneys must answer why a single predatory guardian or attorney has not been indicted. The Supreme Court must answer how they have failed so miserably to provide Florida with justice, protection and trustworthy courts. Chief Judges in Palm County must answer why they have allowed such an obviously improper situation to go on for many years.
There is much more work to be done and much more to uncover.
Dr. Sam Sugar
January 15, 2016
Reading the entire article with numerous stories (apparently Palm Springs is a hot bed of Fla. Corruption in probate).