Nebraska Judge: More Guardianship Oversight Caught Theft, Misuse of Funds

Tighter court oversight of guardians and conservators in recent months has exposed cases of theft and misuse of funds, Nebraska’s top judge said Thursday.

Chief Justice Michael Heavican said the changes made in a 2011 law are providing more protection for vulnerable adults in Nebraska.

The law was passed in response to problems uncovered by The World-Herald.

Heavican touched on the guardianship changes in his annual State of the Judiciary speech to the Nebraska Legislature.

Judge: More guardianship oversight caught theft, misuse of funds


6 Responses to “Nebraska Judge: More Guardianship Oversight Caught Theft, Misuse of Funds”

  1. Finny Says:

    I am happy to see a state actually providing more oversight. It has been a long time coming!

  2. StandUp Says:

    Good news!

  3. Sheila Says:

    I hope they're looking at more than family as guardians here.

  4. Thelma Says:

    Yes, thety're looking at the guardians.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    This is wonderful….The Evil shell is starting to crack!!

  6. Sue Says:

    Well isn't this a pleasant surprise and a great way to end the week. The problems are finally being acknowledged and addressed – celebration that is a big hurdle one wall of protection at a time is coming down. 20% of the population will be over 65. 71 million people do the math that's a lot of guardianship / conservatorship cases and each ward pays a parade of people billing and when the money is drained well it's MEDICAID and in many cases when the money is gone, the ward is a liability now, so the ward is eliminated via hospice, drugging, forced starvation and dehydration knowing doing this will kill the hospice patient and that in my opinion is a homicide. Beware and be aware, we're next.

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