Here are the top ten excuses as reported to the National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse:
1."Its a court matter." (law enforcement agencies)
2."Its a state matter." (congressperson)
3."Its been going on a long time."
4."How did this all begin? You must have done something wrong."
5."You must be leaving something out. What you are saying doesn't make sense."
6."The guardian and conservator were appointed by a court; right?"
7."This is the wrong agency, get a hold of the attorney generals office. Good luck."
8."We don't handle elder abuse allegations. Get a hold of AARP, elder watch...." (Attorney Generals office)
9."We called the Social Services and they said you must have done something wrong or the court would never have put your parent in a guardianship. And in any case it's in the courts so we can do nothing." (advocacy and governmental agencies)
10."So what do you want me to do? I'm a state legislator; I make laws."
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Top Ten Excuses
Are you or your family member a victim of guardianship or conservatorship abuse that has attempted to receive justice for the unjust acts committed against you and your family? When seeking restitution, has every person you contacted refused to help?