Who makes money when a judge orders a person – usually an older woman – into professional guardianship?
Who makes money when the judge makes the discretionary, and radical, decision to revoke and not honor a ward’s perfectly executed existing legal documents including powers of attorney, trusts, property ownership that were written and signed while the ward still had mental capacity?
According to research conducted by Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship, 95 percent of the time existing valid, legal documents – created by the wards in case they are put under guardianship – are ignored by judges when ordering another life into their overly secret court system.
In so doing, the judge instantly transforms that guardianship case from being one of short, inexpensive, brief judicial administration, which follows the wishes of the incapacitated or deceased, into the much more lucrative, lengthy, expensive, adversarial litigation, denying the ward due process by failing to honor their legal documents. It is not uncommon for such court-sanctioned litigation to last for years, sometimes decades, as families desperately seek justice and due process for their elders, generating wealth for the court insiders.