When a person commits heinous crimes, it should come as no surprise when a criminal court sentences them and they lose many of their rights. However, when a person is injured in an accident, develops an impairment, or simply grows older, they too can lose many, even most, of their basic human rights under a probate court. Continue reading Forbidden: Basic Human Rights Denied Under Guardianship
Imagine a situation in which someone you love is abducted. You may or may not know where they are, but you are powerless to free them. The captor takes their money by getting into their bank account and investments, changing insurance policies and trusts to the benefit of the captor. The captor drugs the loved one into oblivion and forbids them to have contact with friends or family members.
If all this was done by a masked thug, law enforcement would jump into action, and the person reporting such a crime might even be hailed a hero.
However, if the perpetrator of such actions does so through manipulation of the probate or civil court system, it is business as usual. No one bats an eye if the victim is declared by the court to be an “incapacitated person” in need of a guardian, whether the allegation is true or not.
Worse, there is often swift retaliation against anyone speaking up for these hidden victims of guardianship abuse. Such bullying tactics are so common that they are considered to be part of the standard “playbook” used by the perpetrators of guardianship abuse through local probate courts. Continue reading Guardianship Abuse Playbook – Retaliation Against Those Who Dare to Speak Up
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
Great speakers from within the family rights movement will converge upon the city of Birmingham, Alabama, this weekend to cover what may well be the greatest civil rights issue of our day that few are talking about – that of American families being separated from each other under the color of law.
On October 5, 2019, Real News Spark and the Family Forward Project will bring together speakers who are advocates and warriors on the front lines of these battles for families. These speakers will discuss issues impacting our families today, such as Child Protective Services, medical kidnapping, judicial accountability, shared parenting, and Guardianship abuse of senior citizens.
The realities that we see happening are obviously not God’s design for families. Family was the Creator’s idea and is the basic building block of society.
Continue reading Join Us for the Family Restoration Conference in Birmingham, Alabama Oct. 5
“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
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”
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
By Terri LaPoint UPDATE June 27, 2019 – Life Legal Defense Foundation has become involved with Marian Leonard’s case. Here is a link to their press release: Woman held in hospice facility against her will June 25, 2019 A trip … Continue reading Retired Alabama Schoolteacher Forced into Hospice Against Her Will