Abusive probate guardianship - small measure of justice out of Florida is only the tip of the iceberg here in the U.S.
Garden City Park, NY: For those already aware of our important book Guardianships and the Elderly: The Perfect Crime—written by Dr. Sam Sugar, co-founder of the Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship (AAAPG)—we would like to share a story with you out of Florida.
As reported yesterday by The Orlando Sentinel ("Guardian filed DNR orders without permission, says judge who seeks her removal from nearly 100 cases"), Central Florida circuit judge Janet C. Thorpe has filed a court request to have Rebecca Fierle—described on her website, taken down late yesterday, as a "Professional Guardian for the Elderly & Disabled"—removed from nearly 100 cases where she was found to have filed "Do Not Resuscitate" orders on her various wards . . . without obtaining permission either from family members or the Florida court system. To see the article, click here.
While this represents an important though small measure of justice within the still largely-hidden world of abusive probate guardianships throughout the US, it remains just the tip of the iceberg.
To learn more about this alarming problem nationwide, read Guardianships and the Elderly (available wherever books are sold).