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National group observes Butler County judge’s courtroom (OH)

BUTLER COUNTY — A Butler County judge’s practice concerning the severely mentally ill is being studied as part of the possible solution to the nation’s escalating mental health crisis. A group of five people from as far as Arizona and Oregon recently visited Judge Randy Rogers’ Probate Court to see how the county handles Assisted Keep Reading…

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Push for regulation of private and public guardians (FL)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Imagine yourself reaching the age of 93, you are still healthy and you have wealth, only to become a prisoner of the legal system in your own home. It is a scenario being played out in hundreds if not thousands of Florida homes. The story of Ernestine Franks of Pensacola is compelling. Keep Reading…

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Tom Benson family feud: Renee Benson wants Texas trust battle back in probate court (TX/LA)

Renee Benson has asked a federal judge to move her Texas lawsuit against her father, Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson, back to a state probate court as she seeks to remove the 87-year-old as trustee overseeing a collection of San Antonio car dealerships and other assets. Earlier this year, Bexar County Probate Judge Tom Keep Reading…

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Gavel guardians: Will Austin continue allowing lawyers and bankers to get rich off Texas’ elderly? (TX)

Residents and activists are looking on with keen interest as lawmakers in Austin are discussing new bills that could give probate judges even more power to place people under guardianship. For years, probate judges in Tarrant County and across the country have used far-reaching powers to strip vulnerable residents of their rights and their money. Keep Reading…

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Guardianship in Texas qualifies the disqualified and disqualifies the qualified

“Money Talks, the Disabled Do Not” I went to probate court and fought as hard as I could fight, working for free in some cases and reduced fee in others. I desperately cried for help but everyone died or was sold to the highest bidder. It was not a nightmare. It hasn’t ended yet and Keep Reading…

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