Entries by Angela V. Woodhull, Ph.D.

How a Fraudulent Guardianship/Conservatorship Commences and Continues

This column examines conditions in Florida but the same problems exist in many states. Step One: Eminent danger —The initial court petition The professional guardian [or conservator], with the assistance of her attorneys, commences the embezzlement process by filing an emergency petition in the probate courts to become the “emergency” “temporary” guardian. Florida guardianship statutes (Chapter 744), like many […]

The Hospital Gestapo: You May Never See Home Again

American hospitals have devised a scheme to guarantee they never get stuck with an unpaid bill.  It’s called guardianship. Thinking of checking into a hospital?  Think again.  You may never see home again.  Ginger Franklin, Hendersonville, Tennessee, fell down the stairs in her condo and suffered a bump on her head.  She was declared “temporarily mentally incapacitated” […]

How Fraudulent Guardianship Commences and Continues

“A large part of the victim’s money is spent on attorney’s fees and guardian’s fees.  As long as there is ample money in the victim’s guardianship account, the guardian and her attorney cohorts will file motion upon motion after motion to the courts,” STEP ONE—“EMINENT DANGER”—THE INITIAL COURT PETITION The professional guardian, with the assistance […]