Joann Bashinsky Golden Flake Heiress – Her Legacy: Stop Guardianship Abuse

Joann Bashinsky was well-known for her selfless generosity and philanthropy. She was heiress to the sizable Golden Flake potato chips fortune. She had fame, fortune, friends, and a good heart. Yet, none of that was enough to protect her from becoming still another victim of elder abuse via the manipulation of guardianship and conservatorship laws. Sadly, she spent her final year and a half on earth fighting a fierce battle for the simplest thing — control over her own life. Continue reading Joann Bashinsky Golden Flake Heiress – Her Legacy: Stop Guardianship Abuse

“Our Children Are Not For Sale” – Groups Advocate for Families in Washington, DC

Families Matter. Children deserve to have a relationship with both parents. American families are being separated, by family courts and Child Protective Services. Defund ASFA and Title IV-D. Stop medical kidnapping. Stop destroying families. Our children are not for sale.

These are just a few of the messages that numerous family rights groups brought to Washington DC last week in a concert, rally, and many meetings with legislators and legislative aides. They are many groups, representing millions of Americans, but the basic message is the same – our children matter, and they need their families. Continue reading “Our Children Are Not For Sale” – Groups Advocate for Families in Washington, DC

Adoption From Foster Care – Is it More About the Money Than the Kids?

The numbers do not add up. There are more children adopted out of foster care to non-family members than there are “substantiated” allegations of abuse or neglect against the parents. The data calls into question the entire rationale that has been given for funding adoptions from foster care. Continue reading Adoption From Foster Care – Is it More About the Money Than the Kids?

Elderly woman taken from family, forced onto hospice

“They’ve Killed Her” – Retired Alabama Schoolteacher Dies under State Guardianship

“She’s gone.” The call came in Monday from Nancy Scott regarding her mother, Marian Leonard, who had been taken from her family and placed onto hospice care against her will. Nancy was in tears when she told me that her mother died on Saturday, August 24, but nobody bothered to notify her until Monday.
She died alone.
When Nancy called to tell me of her mother’s death, she made this chilling statement:
“They’ve gotten by so far with literally committing murder.” Continue reading “They’ve Killed Her” – Retired Alabama Schoolteacher Dies under State Guardianship

Old Age Seen as Justification for Forcing Woman onto Hospice

The admission sounded like something out of “Logan’s Run” or other dystopian sci-fi movie, not an explanation one would expect to hear from legal associates. Nancy Scott and others who joined her in a peaceful prayer vigil for her mother’s life on Tuesday, August 20, were stunned when representatives from the court-appointed guardian’s office explained that the reason that retired Alabama schoolteacher Marian Leonard was on hospice was because she was old.

103. Is that the age where it is considered “too old” to live on one’s own terms? Is that the age that Constitutional and human rights cease to exist? Continue reading Old Age Seen as Justification for Forcing Woman onto Hospice

Daughter of Retired Alabama Schoolteacher: “They’re Killing My Mother”

All that Nancy Scott has wanted was for her mother, retired Alabama schoolteacher Marian Leonard, to be able to live out her final years surrounded by the love and support of her family. Nancy never dreamed that such a simple wish could be thwarted by lawyers and judges and doctors. Now, it appears that time has run out for her to get her mother closer to her home in the Wiregrass area of southern Alabama. Continue reading Daughter of Retired Alabama Schoolteacher: “They’re Killing My Mother”

Tennessee To Arrest Attorney Connie Reguli for Advocating for Client’s Rights

Tennessee To Arrest Attorney Connie Reguli for Advocating for Client’s Rights

Attorney Connie Reguli of Brentwood, Tennessee, is known for being an outspoken warrior who fights legally on behalf of families who are dealing with Child Protective Services. Now, she is being arrested after trying to help a parent secure due process.

She will be turning herself in to the Brentwood Police Department on Wednesday morning. Continue reading Tennessee To Arrest Attorney Connie Reguli for Advocating for Client’s Rights

Retired Schoolteacher Forced onto Hospice Forbidden to Have Visitors – Daughter Worried They Will Starve Her

By Terri LaPoint July 15, 2019 An elderly woman who was forced into a nursing home and onto hospice care against her will has now been forbidden to have any visitors. Without any family or friends being allowed to see … Continue reading Retired Schoolteacher Forced onto Hospice Forbidden to Have Visitors – Daughter Worried They Will Starve Her