Sunday, March 12, 2023

Guardians’ Dark Side: Lax Rules Open the Vulnerable to Abuse

Estate PlanningReporters Ronnie Greene and Holly Barker for Bloomberg Law investigated the Adult Guardianship industry over six months, resulting in a five-part series. Greene and Barker found the industry to be loosely regulated and ripe for exploitation of the most vulnerable members of society.

Britney Spears’ fight to escape her conservatorship stirred public attention to the flawed system, where there is essentially a lack of oversight over how guardians treat those in their care. Moreover, the dysfunctional system generates substantial fees in millions, or even billions, of dollars.

For more information see Ronnie Greene and Holly Barker “Guardians’ Dark Side: Lax Rules Open the Vulnerable to Abuse” Bloomberg Law, March 6, 2023.

Special thanks to Joel C. Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this series to my attention.

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