Two outstanding books and their authors are:
(1) Dr. Diane Armstrong is a nationally recognized expert on contested or involuntary conservatorships and guardianships. Her book, “The Retirement Nightmare: How to Save Yourself from Your Heirs and Protectors” is a painstakingly documented and frightening expose of the spread of involuntary conservatorships (guardianships in some states) wrongly imposed on the elderly.
(2) Florida police detective Joseph Roubicek is a nationally recognized expert on the exploitation of the elderly who currently works for Florida’s state attorney. His book, “Financial Abuse Of The Elderly; A Detective’s Case Files Of Exploitation Crimes” tries to correct some of the public’s misconceptions about the adequacy of our existing laws, misconceptions which too many other experts in the field propagate and perpetuate.
I am personally familiar with both authors and their books, which are available from http://members.aol.com/tvfields/2005WHCOAHandout/Frameset01.htm. I am quite familiar with the problems which these experts address, having personally addressed for nearly two decades the inadequacies of existing laws regarding legal instruments like wills, deeds, trusts and POAs. See, for example, the legal reform which I addressed to delegates to the White House Conference on Aging in 2005 that is reproduced online at
For additional information, please follow the other links which I provide online at
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* http://members.aol.com/tvfields/OSMAReport/Frameset05A.htm ,
Dr. Armstrong is one of at least three acquaintances who have testified before the Senate Committee on Aging. Two others are Ila Swan and Bee Becker.
During these past two decades, I have probably communicated about these problems with thousands of individuals.
There are many facts and questions which need to be aired in public. One that is of special interest to me is “Who would take advantage of a hospitalized cancer patient on the day he died, while he is being administered morphine under a Do Not Resuscitate order that was started as a result of the cancer rupturing his stomach earlier that same day?” The answer to this question is provided by the evidence which is linked above.
I hope you will join me in advocating the legal reforms which are needed in order for our legal system to deserve the respect to which it wrongly believes it is entitled.