List of Guardian Abuse Tactics
This page will give you a list of strategies private guardians use to steal funds from the seniors the court has appointed them to protect. If you have experienced any of these tactics in your case please post them on our blog. In addition if you have a new guardian tactic, we would love to add it to our list. Posting is free. Our purpose is to inform the public about the crimes committed by private guardians.
- Set the trap. Guardian creates a court system payment network by working with attorneys and judges behind the scenes to ensure favorable court orders are granted, which strictly benefit the guardian. The network ensures a particular guardian will be appointed to specific seniors with assets to steal. In exchange for these favors, judges will receive sums of money so they will rule favorably on a guardian’s fraudulent estate accounting and allow questionable documents to be submitted to the family court.
- Approach a family who has a senior who is ill or slightly confused and bring them to court. Communicate to the family and senior the guardianship is only temporary. This statement is used to ease fears in the beginning stages of the criminal procedure. (We have BIG LIE #1). The goal is to lull both seniors and family members into a state of false security so they will not question what is about to come.
- Guardian takes control of the senior’s assets. The family feels safe in their false belief that a professional is handling their loved one’s affairs.
- Guardian strengthens their hold by isolating the senior from family members. The family might be told that family visits are stressful to the senior. The family is made to believe that they are helping the senior by staying away.
- Guardian informs the senior that their family no longer cares about them. If family members protest the guardian’s decision, the guardian will place restraining orders on the family members who disagree. This tactic is implemented to increase the guardian’s control. The enhanced control sets the stage for future billings involving family conflicts, which the guardian will create when additional funds are needed.
- Guardian begins to slowly drain assets from the so-called protected senior’s estate (beginning with small amounts and over time the stealing grows larger). While this crime is being committed, block all senior bank statements and other records from concerned family members to ensure they will not be aware of what is taking place. If questioned about the missing bank statements, use the illusion of privacy or avoiding conflicts to explain these actions.
- Guardian encourages family members to argue with each other so guardian can bill the estate for resolving conflicts, which were actually created by the guardian. (This tactic is a big money maker for all guardians).
- If the protected senior lives in their own home the guardian will hook up with a care giver company who will report to the court what the guardian wants them to say. The false reporting will create future conditions, which will allow the guardian to sell the senior’s home for pennies on the dollar.
- The care giver company will report to the court that the senior can’t be cared for in their home. This is important because a paper trail is needed for what is about to happen.
- The senior’s home gets sold usually for pennies on the dollar to a buyer who is willing to pay cash for a portion of the home’s sale price. The cash portion of the transaction is never reported to the court or senior’s family, which allows the guardian and the buyer to pocket large sums of money from the senior’s home.
- Guardians will change or create a trust because trust accounts can be left out of estate accounting in many court jurisdictions. The trust ensures the cash transactions involving the senior’s home will not be discovered.
- Before the home is sold, it is time to Place the senior into a guardian friendly living facility. When the senior is in that living facility find a doctor who loves to over medicate and ensure that senior gets plenty of medication. Many guardians will emphasize to the over medicated senior that their family no longer cares for them. The depression enhances the medication, which makes it easier for the guardian to control the situation.
- If the conflict gets out of control, turn family members against each other and promise a sum of money to the relative who cooperates with the guardian.
- Senior passes away and now it’s time to delay settlement. Family members will want to put their bad experiences behind them. Delaying the settlement makes it possible for the guardian to negotiate terms, which will hide the crimes committed against the senior and the family.
- The long delay frustrates family members to the point where they will settle without a thorough accounting just to get the proceedings over. Guardian Abuse cases will report about cases where the estate was not settled ten years after the person past away.
- The guardian wraps up the stealing by informing family members if they talk about what they went through they could be sued for defamation, put in prison or may never receive the inheritance.
- The increased exposure of guardian crimes throughout the United States has created a new play for our book. If exposed and county and state commissions are formed to look into guardian abuse, ensure that attorneys, judges and state staff who are friendly to guardians are appointed to these committees to ensure business as usual will continue.