Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Key West

article by Robert Tischenkel cross posted from the Key West Citizen

Let's face it: Key West is a city of tall tale-tellers, masqueraders, consumer defrauders, double-crossers, double agents, size-of-the-fish exaggerators, crooks, phonies and, to put it bluntly, liars. No Sunday sermon or community code of ethics is going to change this end-of-the-road phenomenon -- you know, the country tilted and everything loose fell into Key West. by Robert Tischenkel Clara's #3 court appointed guardian .

Published in the Key West Citizen here >>.

When Clara's family asks, "Why the need for a guardian?" and why is her family not able to review the guardians qualifications, other than "he is a lawyer." Why when we ask why set aside her prior advance directives the answer de jour is : Because of complaints of elder abuse that have been filed. Never mind that never have any of these complaints have ever been found substantiated, that's besides the point. Is it any wonder that Studies estimate that 50% of elderly American are victims of financial exploitation while only 4% to 15% case are ever reported? I am sorry to say that I would not have reported Clara's abuse to the authorities either , see copy of police report in .pdf format =>> had I known then what I know now! and that's a sorry state of affairs we have to face as we grow older.

Related Articles:

The 2007 Florida Statutes 744.344 -Order of appointment.- Re: Elder Guardianship

744.3371 Notice of petition for appointment of guardian and hearing.--

Resignation of Guardian #2.pdf

Appointment of Guardian #3.pdf

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