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What is a guardianship? AND Why is this of concern to NOW members and supporters?

December 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a Zoom panel of Guardianship experts!

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Guardianship affects senior women living in retirement states more than others. Especially women with financial means and few family members nearby to oversee their well-being. 

Click here for an example of a situation from CBS News 12.

A guardianship is a legal proceeding in the circuit courts of Florida in which a guardian is appointed by the courts to represent (protect) the rights of a minor or incapacitated person.

What could go wrong? Unfortunately, allegations of fraud, waste and abuse by court-appointed guardians or anyone willing to exploit incapacitated people occur too often. Our panel of experts will share ways that you can protect yourself and the vulnerable people in your life.

Moderated by Sheila Jaffe, PBC NOW Board

Panel Members:

Dr. Sam Sugar wrote the book “Guardianships and the Elderly–The Perfect Crime” and explains the ongoing crisis with Guardianships and Conservatorships. http://aaapg.net/

Anthony Palmieri is the Deputy Inspector General and Chief Guardianship Investigator at The PBC Office of the Clerk of Circuits Courts & Comptroller, who over the past 10 years has become a widely recognized expert on guardianship fraud. https://www.mypalmbeachclerk.com/departments/courts/guardianship https://www.mypalmbeachclerk.com/services/guardianship-integrity-assurance-hotline

Marcia Friedman sought Guardianship to protect her vulnerable elderly mother in June 2011. Marcia has served as an Advocate ever since her mother died, after suffering isolation, negligence, and exploitation for seven years.

Hillary Hogue fears the word Guardian more than the word Cancer. Her father was hustled into a for-profit guardianship against his will and without being served any court document giving him notice of the bogus court proceedings.



December 7, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm




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