A judge berated Tallahassee lawyer Silas Eubanks for his handling of a Navy veteran's Department of Veterans Affairs guardianship.
The judge said the lawyer took fees from a veteran's income without court approval and threatened to find Eubanks in contempt.
What Eubanks did next angered the family of the disabled Navy veteran whose finances he handled: He got permission from the VA to end the guardianship overseen by the court, Eubanks confirmed. He would continue handling the man's VA income and would be paid, but with one important difference.
The VA, not the courts, would oversee his work.
VA Guardianship Under Fire