NASGA, National Association to STOP Guardian Abuse,

NASGA responds to Florida proposed bill to raise filing fees for guardianships of elderly or disabled adults to $5,000, with an emphatic “NO!”
By: National Association to STOP Guardian Abuse
April 27, 2009 - PRLog -- NASGA is a civil rights organization comprised of victims and families working to expose and end unlawful and abusive guardianships/conservatorships.  NASGA advocates for protection – physical and financial - of wards and their families –through education and outreach.

NASGA strenuously objects to SB1718 / HB5117:

1.   Increasing the filing fee for guardianship of an elderly or disabled adult from $1,000 to $5,000 would virtually eliminate family in a protective role as guardian; thereby subjecting innocent and vulnerable wards to control by strangers” and subjecting them to the increased possibility, and likely probability, of guardianship abuse – in a state heavily populated by Senior Citizens – and one in which the courts are known to be uncaring or disinterested in the rights of the vulnerable elderly.

2.   The monetary burden of the proposed increased fee will come from the ward’s estate.  The law requires that the estate assets be conserved and prudently invested.

3.  NASGA advocates that the ward’s estate should be used primarily for that purpose rather than legal and/or administrative fees.

NASGA says “NO” to SB1718 HB5117.

For more information on unlawful and abusive guardianships/conservatorships, visit NASGA’s website at and the NASGA blog at

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NASGA is a civil rights public benefit organization founded by victims and for victims of unlawful and abusive guardianship and conservatorship cases
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