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Danny Tate conservatorship: Hell hath no fury like a lawyer scorned? (TN)

Forget women!  Hell hath no fury like a lawyer scorned – or at least that would seem the case as per this latest Danny Tate posting  at Impeachrandykennedy’s Blog. A conservatorship (guardianship) can strip a person of their individual liberty and property rights. While Nashville musician Danny Tate admits his struggle with alcohol and drug Keep Reading…

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Financial exploitation finds opportunity in probate (TX)

Here’s more big government “smoke and mirrors” from the state of Texas.  In watching media postings across the country, it’s highly trendy to decry the need to protect the elderly and the vulnerable.  It makes people feel good to think “someone” is out there with an eye on things.  Problem comes in that those “someones” Keep Reading…

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Actions surrounding ‘The Godfather of Soul’ James Brown’s estate continue generating interest, questions (SC)

It was great to see Gerry Beyer of the Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog feature another post on the troubling estate action out of South Carolina involving “The Godfather of Soul” James Brown’s estate. The distinct appearance of completely disregarding Brown’s final and clearly stated/communicated wishes was a first sign of trouble.  Past that, Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse can be another form of human trafficking

Marti Oakley has an interesting article from 2011 over at The PPJ Gazette entitled Human trafficking: It ain’t just for sex anymore.  The article says: When we think of human trafficking most of us immediately assume that this occurs only in the arena of sexual exploitation.  At some point in time this may have been Keep Reading…

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Texas predatory charity appears headed for demise

Lots of individuals and organizations use a guise of respectability in the perpetration of fraudulent acts.  An earlier post talked about a non-profit organization with dubious connections to the Texas Department of Public Safety.  Here’s a San Antonio Express-News op-ed which further discusses this interesting situation.  Note that distribution of the organization’s assets appear set Keep Reading…

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