Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Judges Short On Judgement Cause Un Necessary Suffering

It appears as though two Michigan judges’ inability to get along has made a mess of the Macomb County probate courts. Judge Kathryn George, ousted as the court’s chief judge by the Michigan Supreme Court in June, has now also been removed from all cases involving wills and estates. George will only handle mental cases (we’ll leave that one alone - too easy and cheap a shot!) while Probate Judge Pamela Gilbert-O’Sullivan will handle all other cases.

That’s all well and good, but how much harm did these jousting judges inflict on innocent taxpaying families who came before these courts expecting mature, fair-minded professionals capable of exercising prudent judgment when rendering decisions?

We see and report on judges that appear to think quite highly of themselves. While the trappings and prestige of the position help create an aura of credibility and respectability, too often we find reality to not be so honorable or impressive.

The harm which can be inflicted through probate venues is massive. Warning of this danger is why Estate of Denial and ElderAbuseHelp.Org exists. Read the stories we post and you’ll understand our concern.

In the meantime, we hope Taxpayers everywhere will join Harris County (TX) residents in demanding more of their probate judges and other officials. It’s no exaggeration to say your life (or at least life’s accumulation of assets) could depend on it!

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