Congratulations to Fort Worth Weekly’s Jeff Prince!

Congratulations to Fort Worth Weekly’s Jeff Prince on being named a recipient of this year’s Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas’ Texas Gavel Award which honors “journalistic excellence in legal reporting.”

From Fort Worth Weekly:

Bang That Gavel

Multi-talented Weekleteer Jeff Prince added another piece of hardware to his collection recently: a gavel, courtesy of the State Bar of Texas.

Well, he doesn’t have the actual item yet — he’ll receive it Aug. 10 at the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas’ annual conference in Austin. But the word has gone out that Jeff is one of only a handful of winners in this year’s Texas Gavel Awards, honoring “journalistic excellence in legal reporting.”

He won it for “The Power of Alienation” (June 8, 2011), reporting on a flawed family court system that allows parents to lose custody of a child even when there are no accusations of physical or mental abuse or neglect. (The story also won second place in the Association of Alternative Newsmedia’s national contest this year.)

All of this and he sings too. Congrats, Jeff.

Over the last years, Jeff has written several articles on probate-related issues including guardianship abuse.  Estate of Denial® congratulates Jeff for the award and extends our sincere appreciation for his help in educating the public regarding this important issue.