Posts Tagged ‘guardianship’
Dorothy Luck visited the Texas Capitol last year to talk to legislators about guardianship abuses. Courtesy Latifa Ring

Luck for Dorothy

A determined woman wrests control of her life back from court “protection.”
JEFF PRINCE
Dorothy Luck finally nabbed a break in her ongoing battle against a Tarrant County probate court that has seemed bent on bleeding her dry financially in an ironic attempt to protect her. Judge Steven King signed an agreement th...


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Grabbing the Purse

Texas’ guardianship law leaves the elderly open to abuses from a cozy system.
JEFF PRINCE
Dorothy Luck was enjoying the fruits of a lifetime of hard work: a well-cared-for house, a good-running Cadillac Deville, a million dollars in a bank account, another million in annuities, and a monthly income from investments ...



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San Antonio Newspaper On Guardianship, Tarrant County, FW Weekly

Jeff Prince
The San Antonio Current is examining probate courts and guardianship issues in Bexar County. The article refers to Fort Worth Weekly and our investigation into questionable tactics by Tarrant County Guardianship Services. Here&...


Milk of Aggie Kindness

Static
Gov. Rick Perry, the guy who routinely tells Washington to shove it, refuses federal money out of principle, fantasizes about seceding from the union, and never met a death row inmate he didn’t want to help into the hereafter...



The 33 News On Guardianship “Gestapo”

Jeff Prince
TV news teams are finally figuring out how to do interesting segments about Tarrant County’s controversial and complicated guardianship program. It ain’t easy breaking that myriad mess into a two-minute TV segment. ...


Guardianship, Probate Courts Get More Scrutiny

Jeff Prince
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 “Ret...



In Whose Best Interest?

When the elderly enter the guardianship system, it’s hard to tell who wins.
JEFF PRINCE
The courtroom door swings open and a well-dressed woman who’s approaching 90 pokes her head inside and glances around. She smiles at a stranger and says, “Good morning,” revealing a German accent. Then she settles into on...


Unhealthy Costs

John Q. Public
To the editor: Fort Worth Weekly’s recent cover story, “The Cost of Staying Alive” (May 5, 2010),  showed the true picture of the healthcare reform and really hit home for me.



Rethinking Guardianship

Families say loved ones are being ripped away by a closed, unfair system.
STORY AND PHOTOS BY JEFF PRINCE
The gray-haired woman drifts in and out of reality. One moment, her mind seems sharp. “Isn’t that a perfect tree?” she says, rolling in her wheelchair through the parking lot at the nursing home where she lives. Bradford ...


Saving Katia

Jeff Prince
Adopting orphans from foreign countries comes with risk, but Kathie Seidel was willing to roll the dice. She was hurting. She wanted to be a mother again. For more than 20 years she had showered love on her only child, Brian, a...