March 15, 2010
-- NASGA's "indictment"
of the unlawful and abusive guardianship/
conservatorship system (as presently practiced in state courts across the country), has been mailed to select members of the Senate, House, White House and other VIP’s, and is now available online at www.AnOpenLetterToCongress.info.
The original “protect” and “conserve”
intent of guardianship/
conservatorship law is no longer being complied with. Wards' estates, instead of being conserved, are being plundered in the guise of legal-fee billings for "services" not necessarily legal in nature, or simply through obscene overbilling. More and more fiduciaries, in our present economy, are engaging in stealing from their wards.
The shocker in NASGA’s "indictment"
is the fact that after estate assets are fully dissipated, every tax-paying American citizen becomes obligated to pick up the Medicaid tab for the remainder of the life of vulnerable wards, pauperized by guardianship proceedings The American taxpayer is supposed to be protected under guardianship law, the purpose of which is to prevent a vulnerable individual from becoming a "public charge," but the irony of growing misuse/misapplication of the law makes the American taxpayer an unwary and unwitting fellow victim.
NASGA is hopeful that after many years of discussion among professional organizations - Congressional Committees, and even the federal General Accounting Office - about guardianship problems, the time has come when something meaningful will be done to protect vulnerable individuals from unlawful state-court proceedings and resultant abuse.
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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.