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Estate of Denial

July is here and so is the Estate of Denial® summer hiatus. A busy time is ahead so while new columns may be posted over the upcoming weeks, archiving probate abuse articles won’t resume until shortly after Labor Day. Hope everyone has a great and safe summer!

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Estate of Denial news clips (6/30/16)

Charlie Weston: It is usually a relative who steals from the elderly  (UK) Irish Independent June 26, 2016 Compared with other generations, they tend to be on a good financial footing. Most older people have paid off their mortgages, have little or no other debts, and they tend to have cash in the bank, post Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (6/29/16)

‘Silver divorces’ sparking wave of family disputes over parents’ wills (UK) Daily Mail June 21, 2016 The explosion in ‘silver divorces’ has led to a wave of family disputes over who inherits parents’ homes, money and valuables, lawyers have warned. Family rows often follow a divorce of a middle-aged couple who have assumed for years that Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (6/28/16)

Ex-Derzon Coins Operator Ordered to Pay Estate $1.2 Million (WI) Journal Sentinel May 22, 2016 A judge, saying Lori Laatsch’s actions were “nothing short of despicable,” has ordered her to pay $1.2 million to the estate for the family that owns Derzon Coins for trying to use the Derzon assets as her “own piggy bank.” Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (6/27/16)

The Perils of Probate Court in Retirement Newsmax.com March 10, 2016 After discovering that his philanthropist grandmother Brooke Astor was medically neglected, isolated from friends and living in squalor in a Manhattan Park Avenue duplex, Professor Philip Marshall was successful in replacing his father as power of attorney with a guardian who was a family Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (6/24/16)

The Spirit of American Slavery Lives On in Probate Court Newsmax.com April 8, 2016 Marcia DiZenzo was only 46 years old when she says she fell ill and was admitted to a hospital in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. That was some four years ago and DiZenzo was never returned to her rented condo near the beach. Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (6/22/16)

The Probate Court’s Dirty Secret That’s Robbing the Elderly in Retirement Newsmax.com February 26, 2016 Kathleen Dunn’s mother Jacqueline Scott was placed under the care of a professional fiduciary in Florida after a sibling filed in probate court to be her guardian. When a Pinellas County Judge began to restrict visitation with her then 82-year-old Keep Reading…

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