Monday, May 5, 2008

Granny Snatching

“Granny snatching” occurs when greedy guardians exploit elder or disabled family members by moving them to a state with laxer rules. Granny snatching laws vary drastically from state to state.

Colorado Senate Bill 100 creates uniform laws for Colorado’s oversight of guardianship. The Bill creates protections for seniors and disabled transported across state lines by greedy guardians.

“When grandma starts to show signs of memory loss, she may choose to sign over her bank accounts and estate to a trusted family member. Unfortunately, some people abuse this trust. This bill simply protects vulnerable populations from greedy guardians while making sure that well-intentioned family members can continue to make good decisions for their loved ones.”

The bill passed on a vote of 62 to 2 in the House. It now heads to the Governor’s desk for a signature.

Source: Granny Snatchers Go Home

Utah has become the first state to adopt model legislation to untangle the interstate jurisdictional guardian issues that abet so-called "granny snatching'' and, more frequently, thwart well-meaning guardians who have to act in more than one state.

Source (subscription required):
Utah the first state to enact anti-'granny-snatching' law


Christine Bean said...

Sad! Really sad!

Christine Bean

Anonymous said...

The Uniform Law Commission passed their version of a jurisdictional bill in August 2007 recommended for all states.

Anonymous said...

At first, I was appaled and enraged when I heard the ice cold words of a convicted mass murderer (in an interview with a reporter, who was visibly shaken and terrified of his subject, the prisoner):
"There are only two types of people in this world - predators and their prey".

"Granny snatching" is another clear example of the immoral intentions and the illegal actions taken by so many, all of this for GREED.