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Several Factors Increase Cost Of Conservatorships in Arizona

OCTOBER 12, 2009  VOLUME 16, NUMBER 57 A reader writes: Can a conservator get a waiver from the requirement of bonding, which costs my mother’s estate over $900 per year? This, along with the $300 court fee to evaluate accountings, is a tremendous amount of money. Can I get my sister to agree that this …

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“Joint Control Agreement” Leads to Lawyer’s Liability

JUNE 15, 2009  VOLUME 16, NUMBER 44 Tranquilino Ventura was a child when his father died, and just fourteen years old when a lawsuit arising from his father’s death was settled. The total settlement, after costs and fees, exceeded $500,000. When Mr. Ventura turned eighteen he found out that the money was all gone. Mr. …

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Employer Pays Twice After Guardian Mishandles Funds

FEBRUARY 25, 2002 VOLUME 9, NUMBER 35 When Ashley Tatum’s father Ernest died Ashley was still a minor. Ernest Tatum had named Ashley as beneficiary on several retirement and life insurance accounts with his employer, BellSouth, and so Ashley’s mother Rosalyn Felder had to go to court to secure an appointment as guardian of Ashley’s …

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