For immediate release
March 14, 2011
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NASGA Releases its Second Open Letter to Congress and the White House
In its previous white paper, NASGA warned that unlawful and abusive guardianships can be dangerous to the health and are dangerous to the wealth of all Americans. The focus of NASGA’s second white paper is the growing threat of fraudulent and/or unlawful non emergency “emergency” hearings leading to “temporary” guardianships and conservatorships – without prior notice to the prospective “ward” of the state – whose assets are seized, leaving respondent without means of hiring counsel to defend.
Wards' families aren’t the only victims affected by these fraudulent proceedings. In the end, after the fiduciaries have bled the once-ample estates dry, they withdraw from the case and move on, thrusting their wards onto the taxpayer’s backs via Medicaid. With the growing Medicaid crisis, it is of paramount importance that the unlawful aspects be addressed and resolved without further delay.
NASGA continues to advocate for federal intervention to bring about swift and meaningful reform in all “protective” proceedings.
Read "An Open Letter to Congress and the White House-2"