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Old 11-13-2005, 01:43 PM   #1
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This astounded me.* My experiance with conservatorships is in Oregon, where in my experiance judicial review was tight.* The following link discusses California.

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Old 11-13-2005, 05:13 PM   #2
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This astounded me. My experiance with conservatorships is in Oregon, where in my experiance judicial review was tight. The following link discusses California.
Do you know how it is in Washington (where I hope to become a prime
conservatorship target by growing old and rich) ?
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Old 11-13-2005, 05:32 PM   #3
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I have no idea.* As a current resident of WA this concerns me too.*

When a conservitorship was established for my Grandmother (now ages ago) in Oregon by my Mother and Aunt they had to make a full report to the court regularly (my Aunt hated that).* When a guardianship was established in Oregon for my Father the judge really drilled down.* I thought that Oregon's practices were typical.*

Washington has been very progressive in supporting the development of Special Needs Trusts, but that may have been the result of pressure from the parents of disabled children.

I guess we all need to look at our home State's certification, bonding, and oversight of conservators.* Not only for our own sake, but for those we care about.

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If anyone tries this **** on me he/she will be experienced acute lead poisoning, muy pronto!

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Old 11-13-2005, 06:47 PM   #5
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This is horrifying! I wonder if there's another side to the cases mentioned in the article ... very often journalists miss out key pieces of information to make their story more dramatic.

At least it appears that you can take precautions to avoid falling into this trap. From the end of the linked article:

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Planning ahead

To avoid a conservatorship, or to ensure that someone you trust is put in charge of your affairs, attorneys recommend one or more of the following steps.

A durable power of attorney ...

An advance healthcare directive...

An advance nomination...

A revocable trust...

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Very interesting article . . . thank you for posting it.* As a couple with no children, my wife and/or I will become perfect candidates for this kind of a scam in our later years.* I also have a disabled friend who lives with elderly parents, who will eventually be unable to care for him.* I think I had better start exploring his and their options before "conservators" enter the picture.* * * *
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