From Janet Pipes — Quotes of the Day on Guardinship

Professional Guardianship Fraud Quotes
“A simple slip-and-fall can put someone into the guardianship of unknown persons with no knowledge to family and friends until the deed is done. Forced incompetency; get control over everything and the ward (senior) loses all rights.” Robert W Melton, Pinellas County Internal Auditor, “Dirty Tricks of Guardianships – The Need for Change,” April 2004
“You are a target because you have assets. You don’t necessarily have to be very old. You can even be quite lucid. That won’t stop these predators. When it comes to removing your rights and your money, these folks are experts.” Money Magazine.
“It’s difficult to believe it happens, but forced guardianship fraud runs unchecked throughout international probate courts. Deemed incapacitated by the courts, elderly citizens are robbed of all decision-making rights and assigned professional guardians whose only-interest lies in profiting from their vulnerable charges’ estates.” The Washington Examiner
“There is a web of murderous profiteering, all sanctioned by a corrupt legal system. As
guardianship firms take everything they can, state attorneys turn a blind eye. Crooked cops harass family members into silence, while the very attorneys you hired won’t help for fear of losing their licenses.” Katherine Hein, Journalist

“Instead of serving to protect the assets of incapacitated persons, the existing guardianship system presents the opportunity for unscrupulous guardians to loot the assets of their wards and enrich themselves with impunity.” -New York Grand Jury
“These are the people who may one day control your loved one’s health care, living
arrangements, finances, and very life. Ostensibly created to prevent financial abuse by
caregivers and family members, professional guardianship instead gave the legal system carte blanche to destroy lives.” Dr. Angela Woodhull

” … usually after the victims are purportedly diagnosed with a disease such as. Alzheimer’s (often by non-expert without medical evidence), then, in spite of protests by family members, the family court has historically , consistently approved the bilking of the hard-earned assets of elderly or disabled persons by crooks-for-hire guardians under the color of often ignored Nevada laws.” Steve Miller, former Las Vegas City Councilman
“outside of execution, guardianship is the most radical remedy we have.”  Elias Cohen, Philadelphia Attorney and Gerontologist
“your loved one kidnapped, your inheritance stolen. It’s all legal and you can’t stop it .” David Culbertson, National pipe and Plastics, NY.

See these quotes and more in Michael Larsen’s New Book,

“Guardianship:  How Judges and lawyers Steal Your Money”
This new book is a resource guide for seniors and their loved ones to help them understand the problems of not having good representation or an advocate who can help them avoid dangerous pitfalls as they age.  It is also designed to help seniors discuss the issues pertaining to incapacity before they are in that precarious position.

Available on Amazon.

Thanks Janet for sending this along.

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