- Currently all district courts who adjudicate adult guardianships have no effective uniform reporting or oversight requirements.
My nephew has lost a substantial amount of weight after being placed under a public guardian’s care by court order. He lives in Reno, NV. His warm coat was taken from him. He shows up in below-freezing weather with just a T-shirt on. He was so cold one day he took his mother’s coat after one of her extremely-limited visitations. His mother has evidence of rotten food the home is trying to make him eat. Law enforcement has been called for welfare checks and they do nothing. Reports are made to the commision put in place in Nevada to investigate and they do nothing. The judge that revoked my sister’s guardianship IS A MEMBER OF THE SAME COMMISSION.
His mother’s guardianship was revoked after she tried to move him out of the home he is now a prisoner in. Strike that – PRISONERS ARE TREATED BETTER THAN HE IS!!! She went to the court to petiition moving her son out of the home. The home, at the same hearing, petitioned to have my sister’s guardianship revoked. The judge, at this hearing, revoked my sister’s guardianship and he awarded guardianship to a public guardian. My sister’s due process was violated. The hearing lasted 5 minutes, if that.
When his mother appealed the initial order to try to get guardianship back, (filed for reconsideration), it was denied. A subsequent hearing was ordered on January 24, 2020. At this hearing, an investigation report was presented as evidence by the Guardianship Compliance Office, and it was full of lies and highly subjective to the home. I know this, as facts in the report about myself were incorrect. I was never even contacted when this alledged investigation was happening and was shocked when my name showed up in it! MY SISTER NEVER EVEN MENTIONED ME AT ALL DURING THIS ENTIRE NIGHTMARE!!! Evidence provided by my sister to repute the ‘investigation’ WAS NOT PRESENTED AT THE HEARING BY HER LAWYER, ELIZABETH BITTNER. Her lawyer showed up late and did nothing after charging a retainer of 5000.00. My sister kept asking the lawyer, even after this fiasco, about filing an appeal, and her lawyer, after telling my sister that even if an appeal was filed, no new evidence can be presented, and quit.
My nephew, thin when, in good faith his mother placed him in this home, is now LITERALLY skin and bones. He is not in good health and has a speech impediment.
My sister’s evidence is mounting. She tirelessly scans the internet for someone to help. I pray every day she finds someone to help IN TIME.
The judge is Egan Walker.
While people, like my sister, consider placing a loved one in a home in an effort to get them more help to care for their loved one, I hope they read this post and find another way. Money is driving up the availability of such homes, nothing else.
This article exposes using embezzled funds from senior guardianship accounts as a primary financial tool to commit voter fraud. This is a national problem having several players including the American Bar Association, social workers, cooperative physicians, court systems, and attorneys who make a nice living by financing voter fraud.
Guardian Abuse cases website was created to warn senior citizens about a form of legalized robbery the courts call guardianship. Memorial Day is approaching; we felt it was time to honor the countless senior victims of an American legal system that has blatantly turned against them.
You may have already heard that the GAO (Governmental Accounting Office) is studying guardianship abuse again. Their last study was in 2010 (see http://stopguardianabuse.org/gao-reports/) and they have called us wanting cases.
They are looking for guardianship abuse cases which closed from 2011 to present; and they are asking us to gather and submit them. They want the submissions to come through NASGA, so that’s exactly what we’ll do!
Private guardian removes money from Florida senior’s bank account without a court order!
Elizabeth Betsy Savitt is a private guardian in Florida. Her advantage over her peers rests in the fact her husband Martin Colin is a family court judge. Savitt has for many years been using her husband’s professional relationships to remove funds from her wards accounts without a court order.
This blog will tell stories of guardian exploitation. Before I post the powerful link to this story it is important to note that the profession of private guardian is for all purposes an unregulated profession.
Private guardians have less training than the person who files your finger nails, cuts your hair, or even a massage therapist. The guardian has the power of life and death over anyone the court appoints them to so-called protect. Guardians misuse their powers on a daily basis. The result of the lack of training and enforcement of private guardians results in horrible cases of guardian exploitation, fraud and even kidnapping when the act suits the purpose of the private guardian.
Jason Hanson’s only crime was that he was born disabled. Private guardian Jared Shafer decided to take advantage of this situation and use Janson Hanson’s disability as a tool to steal his entire inheritance.
After reading this story, you can join the fight to help Jason. Send emails to your congress person, United States Senator and the attorney general on behalf of this brave young man.