Elder Advocates Speak Up in Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, FL. - Elder justice advocates in Florida and across the country traveled hundreds of miles to Tallahassee to speak for just one or two minutes at the Senate Committee on Judiciary meeting on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. State Senator Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, sponsored SB 994 to increase protections for seniors under guardianship. The bill passed by a vote of 6 to 0. Advocates agree that the bill is a step in the right direction but much more is needed -- and faster. Lynn Sayle...
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OPEN LETTER to Senator Kathleen Passidomo

Please SIGN THE PETITION to Governor DeSantis to free Dr. Lillie Sykes White. For more on involuntary guardianships, watch The Deception of Protection and Silent Torture: Trafficking Through Guardianship. Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Founder of Elder Dignity.
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OPEN LETTER to Governor Ron DeSantis

Please SIGN THE PETITION to Governor DeSantis to free Dr. Lillie Sykes White. For more on involuntary guardianships, watch The Deception of Protection and Silent Torture: Trafficking Through Guardianship. Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Founder of Elder Dignity.
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The Anatomy Framework

Click Image To Enlarge The Anatomy of an Involuntary Guardianship By Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy Guardianship laws intended to protect the vulnerable are being used to entrap unsuspecting people to control their property. For court insiders who know how to manipulate the system, it is an easy and lucrative crime. A rogue guardian, who has the ability to make decisions for you, can wipe out all of your assets and destroy your life with no recourse. So, how does an involuntary guardianship com...
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Guardians At The Gates

The final gatekeeper in the Guardianship system is the judge. However, court-appointed guardians are given great power. Professional guardianship has been called a “growth business” in Florida, with the number increasing from 12 registered professional guardians in 2003 to 456 in 2015, according to the state’s Department of Elder Affairs. The Florida State Guardianship Association describes guardianship as “a process designed to protect and exercise the legal rights of individuals whose funct...
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