Guardianship, Probate Courts Get More Scrutiny

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Posted September 27, 2010 by Jeff Prince in Blotch

Anyone interested in our recent cover stories about the Tarrant County probate court’s powerful and sometimes heavy-handed role in guardianship issues  (“In Whose Best Interest?” Sept. 8, 2010, and “Rethinking Guardianship,” May 19, 2010) might want to check out this report from Fox 4 News reporter Lori Barager:

Back in 2008, I did my first story on guardianship issues, focusing on Kathie Seidel’s fight to hang on to her disabled daughter (“Saving Katia,” July 2, 2008.)

It’s good that other media outlets are spotlighting this matter.

A tight-knit network of judges, attorneys, professional social workers, banks, and nursing homes makes a formidable adversary for local families fighting to hang on to loved ones.


4 Comments


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    Thank you, Jeff Prince, for your articles and insight into unlawful and abusive guardianships, and for shining a light into the darkness affecting a growing number of families nationwide.

    Readers, join the movement for reform! GRADE is working hard in Texas and NASGA is working hard nationally. Join both organizations – it’s going to take every one of us working hard to fix the broken system.

    Yours,
    Elaine Renoire
    NASGA
    http://www.StopGuardianAbuse.org
    http://www.AnOpenLetterToCongress.info
    http://NASGA-StopGuardianAbuse.blogspot.com




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    J Carpenter

    It happens all over. Try Spokane County , WA. The lawyers, guardians and judges are a fraternity of corruption.




  3.  
    Joan Cain

    Still can’t believe this cintinues to occur?! How can we stop this,perhaps the media is a good start. How can we get more checks and balances to keep our loved ones safe?




  4.  
    Joan Cain

    Still can’t believe this continues to occur?! How can we stop this,perhaps the media is a good start. How can we get more checks and balances to keep our loved ones safe?





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