Category: Commentary

North Texas couple guardianship under review

North Texas couple avoids home sale while questionable guardianship is reviewed Lou Ann Anderson September 1, 2009 Good news has been overdue for Jean and Michael Kidd, the Collin County (TX) couple who have involuntarily spent months in a north Texas nursing home due to guardianships questionably initiated after an Adult Protective Services referral Keep Reading…


Estate looting 101 on guardianships

Estate looting 101: guarding against guardian abuse Lou Ann Anderson August 31, 2009 Involuntary Redistribution of Assets (IRA) actions via misuse of probate instruments or abuse of probate venues are becoming more common occurrences.  Wills, trusts and powers of attorney generally involve property, but guardianships pose an even more potentially intrusive threat as they Keep Reading…


Unintended, unwelcomed consequences of guardianships

Guardianships can bring unintended, unwelcomed consequences Lou Ann Anderson August 30, 2009 A recent investigative report about Jean and Michael Kidd, a Texas couple whose lives are now controlled by a Collin County court-appointed guardian illustrates the reality of how Americans targeted in probate venues by governmental bureaucracies and tagged as “incapacitated” can be Keep Reading…


Estate looting 101 on IRA

Estate looting 101: what is an Involuntary Redistribution of Assets (IRA)? Lou Ann Anderson August 27, 2009 An industry exists in which lawyers, accountants and other unethical participants – sometimes with complicity from probate and other courts – can separate any of us from our property when certain (not that unusual) circumstances occur.   These Keep Reading…


Broadcast tells of questionable guardianships

Broadcast tells of probate court appointing questionable guardianships Lou Ann Anderson August 26, 2009 The actions of probate courts (or other courts handling probate matters) are becoming increasingly controversial due in part to guardianship actions which functionally transfer control of a person’s life and property to a court-appointed administrator.  KDFW, FOX 4 in Dallas/Fort Keep Reading…

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