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Opinion: It’s time to reform probate court

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Editor’s Note:  Probate reform is not possible in my opinion.  The only solution is to abolish it altogether.  No one should have their identity stolen by court approved and appointed predators and NO ONE should be deprived of their Constitutional protection by being rendered dead in the law.  This is a money laundering scheme where estates are plundered by professional predators who prey on the elderly and the disabled to enrich themselves.  These tribunals are unconstitutional and violate numerous protected rights. 

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Originally posted on Disqus Digest

Predatory for-profit conservators often take advantage of the elderly by charging huge fees and isolating them from the community.

In 2013, a former Berkeley resident, Greg Cooke, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. A physician deemed Mr. Cooke’s wife unable to care for him, and he was referred to a nursing home. A private conservator became aware of Mr. Cooke’s situation and began to petition for conservatorship. Mr. Cooke’s wife fought to retain her role as his caregiver, but ultimately, the Alameda County Probate Court assigned Mr. Cooke to the private conservator.  The conservator began billing Mr. Cooke $8,000 a month in the form of excessive fees and charges. The conservator refused to communicate with Mr. Cooke’s family regarding his condition. They refused his family visitation rights and recently sent a letter to Mr. Cooke’s wife stating that he was deceased. Yet, in spite of the letter, the conservator has continued to bill Mr. Cooke’s estate.

Our probate court system is failing seniors and people with disabilities such as Mr. Cooke. Predatory for-profit conservators are taking advantage of vulnerable community members through a system of conservatorship that is rife with elder abuse and civil-rights violations. This process is a part of a larger trend robbing families of color of their property and wealth. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and it is time to address this problem.

A conservatorship in California is a probate court proceeding where a judge appoints a caretaker for an adult unable to care for him or herself.

Once a conservatorship is established, the caretaker (legally termed a ‘conservator’) has nearly total control over the person put under his or her care (a ‘conservatee’).

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Abolishing Probate: What are your rights?

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BOSTON BROADSIDE: Message to Citizens: Wake Up! (ELDER ABUSE – PROBATE COURT PICKING YOU CLEAN)BOSTON

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Message to Citizens: Wake Up!

“When Probate Court Attorneys and Judges Lawlessly and Maliciously Dissever a Fellow Attorney from His Family, Despite Long-time, Executed Advanced Planning Instruments, Best Believe Private Citizens Are Easy Pickings”

by Lisa Siegal Belanger, Esq.

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For more than five years, my sister, Devora, and I have been vigilantly pursuing and defending our family’s right—and all other citizens’ rights—to be free from tyranny by our local government. Since 2011, without any legitimate or valid basis whatsoever, Massachusetts public officials involved with the Probate & Family Court began their trampling of our family’s rights to due process and to protection of the integrity of the family unit guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

After years of my personally going to various counties of the Massachusetts Probate & Court system, viewing and obtaining public court records of inordinate other families litigating guardianships and conservatorships, beyond a doubt, this is happening EVERY SINGLE DAY in Massachusetts—which documentation is all publicly accessible and filed in the Massachusetts Federal District Court under the civil action of Belanger, et al. v. BNY Mellon, et al (Docket no. 1:15-cv-10198-ADB).

Moreover, this happens to private citizens regardless of how much money they have—rich or poor. The only prerequisite is that the victim receives some form of governmental benefit. The bread and butter of this probate court industrial complex is Medicaid/Medicare fraud.

Atty. Marsha Kazarosian

For some reason, Auditor Suzanne Bump does not wish to conduct an audit of court appointed guardians and conservators. The filed court documentation overwhelmingly shows that Massachusetts citizens are ALL for the taking by these probate court predators, being cloaked under the color of law and protected by AG Healey.

Just like the non-stop, talk radio ads that claim to “protect your money and family from the probate court” if you hire them to prepare written instruments that the probate court supposedly has to abide by, our father, Marvin Siegel, a retired attorney having practiced law in Downtown Boston for over 50 years, spent large sums of money hiring prominent, expert attorneys to prepare such written instruments. He did so believing that his family would never have to be subjected to dealing with the probate courts. Especially as an attorney, our father executed a Durable Power of Attorney particularly designed to keep him from never having to suffer public humiliation by being judicially declared incompetent.  More

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Gary Harvey: Injured, now neglected, abused by the system

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new-logo25 Sara Harvey:  A tribute to my husband Gary

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Editor’s note:  These comments are MINE!

The video below is a brief history of the torment and abuse of Gary Harvey, a man who served his country, who led an active and vibrant life before sustaining a head injury in his home.  At the hands of a predatory guardian, Adult Protective Services, a lucrative and powerful law firm, and a hospital that is raking in more than a million per year keeping him, Gary has been held as a virtual prisoner in the hospital. 

Twice, there have been efforts to end Gary’s life through starvation and dehydration.  Sara fought and won the battle to keep her husband alive.  Even still, the documented neglect, constant infections left unattended, massive bed sores, numerous surgeries for unknown reasons, and the courts refusal to allow Gary to be returned home where his wife could care for him go on unabated.  After all, Gary is an absolute cash cow for the system.

Sara has been the target of unsubstantiated accusations by the predators involved.  If and when she is “allowed” to visit her husband, a security guard is present, she is not allowed to take pictures, she is not allowed to hold his hand, kiss him or otherwise show him any affection. 

Think this is an isolated situation?  Think again!  This is happening in every town, city and state in the country.  This could happen to you!  Your wife, husband, father, mother, child…….no one is exempt from the organized criminal rings operating with and through our family and probate courts. 

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The Gary Harvey case illustrates a terrible, terrible irony:  a Veteran denied the very freedom our Veterans have fought for.  Denying Gary Harvey the comfort of his wife is cruel and inhumane treatment.   Join the national movement for reform of unlawful and abusive guardianships and conservatorships —- join NASGA!

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