Court-Appointed “Guardians” Put Seniors In Assisted Living, Take Over Assets

The New Yorker has a devastating article about the Guardianship Business in Nevada where Court-appointed “guardians” are able to take control of the lives of older people, selling their assets and moving them into assisted living.

“The scheme is ingenious,” she told me. “How do you come up with a crime that literally none of the victims can articulate without sounding like they’re nuts? The same insane allegations keep surfacing from people who don’t know each other.”


  1. Very tragic indeed. These are “off-spring” who fail to realize a few basic facts of life and can only see their immediate needs…
    1. Without their parents support, they would have never made it to adult-hood, You WERE children once
    2. Without their parents support, they would have never achieved anything (we encouraged fully every step you took)
    3. Without their parents encouragement, winning would have been quite dull (we cheered you even when losing)
    To take what is truly not theirs because they can, it amoral, rude and just downright mean. To you adults, your parents owe you nothing more. It’s our time now. Just because “we” said NO to another $10,000 loan (of which you never repay) doesn’t mean we’re incompetent. It just means NO!!! To take memories and fit what you can into a small room and sell the rest to strangers is beyond despicable!!!…hopefully your children will reciprocate.


    1. The problem is that people assume family members are the worst culprits. But think of professionals who have 600 wards and can take advantage of them ALL– and this happens. A rogue guardian can use the courts for their own benefit and judges don’t have the staff to audit accounting submitted by these people. They get away with theft and the courts do NOTHING about it. Plus the guardian is granted semi-immunity, giving them even MORE leverage than they already have. Right now they can control the money and the entire life of a human being. Elders are “unpersoned” in these shady courts every day, losing their freedom and assets in a 15 minute proceeding they might not even know about! They suffer a “civil death”, leaving them with no rights to fight this travesty. Families lose standing with the court as well. This is a crime that is occurring in all 50 states. If you think this isn’t happening in YOUR state, think again.


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