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Reports of elder abuse result in restraining orders…but not how you´d think…

…temporary restraining order against singer Courtney Love that bars her from seeing or contacting her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. Love had protested that her daughter, who is under a guardianship, had been molested by Jamie Spears, who is the father (and conservator) of another famous conservatee, singer Britney Spears.    In a less publicized case, retired peace officer Willliam Horspool was restrained from his father, conservatee Raymond Hors…

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Probate corruption, estate abuse shows truth is stranger than fiction

…concerns regarding the growing use of conservatorships, but in all fairness, it’s hard to imagine the motivations of Martin and Janet Sheen being anything except trying to get their son on a non-destructive path.  Jamie Spears or that opportunistic Lohan bunch don’t earn quite the same benefit of the doubt when it comes to Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan. And finally, Mobile lawyer Richard Horne.  A jury says he forced a will.  He…

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IRA cases: a California “growth” industry

…apable of taking care of themselves. Such rulings often give conservators vast power – including control of money, health decisions and living arrangements. In a recent high-profile case, a psychologically shaky Britney Spears has been placed under the conservatorship of her father, James Spears, and an attorney. While most conservators treat their wards well, there have been cases in which a caretaker has taken advantage. When someone is p…

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Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husband fires back at daughter’s conservatorship request

…off continued, “it became clear to Francesca that if she did not seek to protect her mother, no one else would.” A hearing is set for May 2. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Reva Goetz, who oversees Britney Spears‘ conservatorship, will determine whether the court should investigate the matter further. Attribution: Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Husband Fires Back at Daughter’s Conservatorship Request Frederic Prinz von Anha…

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Still Legally Blonde, Reese Witherspoon goes to court to protect dad (TN)

…here they are improperly imposed on someone who does not need them — taking away that person’s rights in the process — they still serve a critical role in our legal system to protect those that do need help. For every Britney Spears situation, in which the continued need for conservatorship is questionable to say the least, there are many more instances of people being helped. A few notable examples include Mickey Rooney, Brooke Astor, and L’Orea…

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