"It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped."


Hubert H. Humphery




Probate Watch was founded by people whose lives and loved ones have been impacted by the probate court and guardianship system. We want to hear your story of how the probate court system and guardianship/conservatorship has affected your life and the life of your loved one.


These stores are needed to expose what is happening to our vulnerable adults and help lobby our legislatures and state organizations to drive change. We need help to show the need for additional legislation to protect our seniors, respect their rights and show how existing laws are being violated.




Please take our guardianship survey:


We are collecting family’s stories and data through an on-line survey to identify areas where there needs to be reform in the guardianship/conservatorship system. The survey is designed to collect statistics supporting the need for reforms and also provide details on how seniors and families have been affected. Your input is valuable to us and we encourage you to participate.


Survey Link: Guardianship and Conservatorship


Note: Our surveys use google form documents. Some company IT systems block access to these documents. If you have problems accessing the survey, please try using a different computer, tablet or smart phone.


Contact us: ProbateWatchMN@gmail.com





Exploitation by the Guardianship Industry


There is beginning to be more and more exposed throughout the country on how professional guardianships are exploiting and causing harm to the very vulnerable adults that they are supposed to protect. If you are able, we recommend you watch the following stories.


Guardians Inc.: (Netflix- Dirty Money series)


This Netflix episode on guardianship abuse has been removed from Netflix due to a defamation lawsuit by one of the attorneys featured in the episode. 


Esquire – Dirty Money Series Tackles Guardianship


The Guardians: (Amazon Prime)


This documentary produced by Billy Mitz is about guardianship abuse in Nevada, but these same things are occurring in Minnesota.

Trailer -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8a9fyAcM8I

I Care a Lot: (Netflix)


While this is a fictional story and the plot line related to a family connected to the Russian mafia is not realistic, the first part of the movie does depict things that are actually happening to seniors by the guardianship industry across the country.


Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D40uHmTSPew


Edith and Eddy: (Amazon Prime)


This is a true documentary about an elderly interracial couple that were married in their nineties after being together for 10 years.  However, they were separated by a court ordered guardian.


Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz_A8LqcNEw


Framing Brittney Spears: (New York Times Documentary)



Guardianship Advocacy Web Sites


There are multiple organizations that have formed across the United States with the goal of informing the public about the systematic guardianship abuse occurring across the country and driving change. Most of these organizations have been formed by people that have personally experienced the abuse of family members or other loves ones by professional guardianships.


NASGA – National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse:


The NASGA web site also has a “Victims” page where you can read the stories about many guardianship victims and also add the story of your loved one.


NASGA Website: stopguardianabuse.org


AAAPG – Americans Against Abusive Guardianships.


Founded by Dr. Sam Sugar who authored an extensive book about how guardianships exploit vulnerable adults.


Amazon: Guardianship and the Elderly – The Perfect Crime


NASGA Website: aaapg.net/


CEAR – Center For Estate Administration Reform


Founded by Rick and Teri Black after Teri’s father was taken hostage, isolated from family and eventually died under a professional guardian in Las Vegas.  Rick also appeared in the documentary The Guardians.


CLEAR Website: cearjustice.org


FCACC - Family Court Anti-Corruption Coalition


This organization is organizing and mobilizing members to provide support and act as court watchers who attending hearings in family court and probate court. 


FCACC Website: familycourtanticorruptioncoalition.com


Kasem Cares


This organization was founded by the daughter of Casey Kasem.


Kasem Cares Website: https://www.kasemcares.org/



Blogs and Social Media About Guardianship


There are also numerous blogs, Radio shows and Facebook pages dedicated to exposing the exploitation and abuse of seniors and other vulnerable adults.


Boomers Against Guardianship Abuse:


Facebook Group: Boomers against Guardianship Abuse


Elders Against Guardianship:


Facebook Group: Elders Against Guardianship


Families Against Court Embezzlement Unethical Standards F.A.C.E.U.S:


Facebook Group: Families Against Court Embezzlement Unethical Standards F.A.C.E.U.S.


The PPJ Gazette/TS Radio:

Web Site: ppjg.me/



News and Media Stories


There is starting to be some coverage in the media about guardianship abuse but it mostly goes unreported. 


(We have just added this section and will hopefully be adding more stories as we locate them.)


Denver7 News Story on Guardianship


Britney Spears’s Conservatorship Nightmare | The New Yorker


Dr. Gina - Fighting Estate Theft