Injured Senior Podcast

Sam Sugar: The Risks, The Truth, and The Dangers of Probate Guardianships

Episode Notes

About Sam Sugar: Dr. Sugar is a medical doctor and a founder and president of Americans Against Abuse of Probate Guardianships, AAAPG, an organization designed to expose the corruption of the nation's guardianship systems. Dr. Sugar received his medical degree from the Abraham Lincoln College of Medicine at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He achieved certification as a specialist in internal medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine and was distinguished as a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He has served as a director for managed care at Evanston, Northwestern Healthcare, and is taught at both Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and the Chicago Medical School. In 2014, after experiencing the horrors of guardianship firsthand, Dr. Sugar created Americans Against Abuse of Probate Guardianships. 

In this episode, Steve and Sam Sugar discuss:

1. What was the horror of guardianship that you experienced firsthand?

2. Was that the driving force for you to create the Americans Against Abuse of Probate Guardianship?

3. Is this unique to just the retirement states of the country such as Florida, Arizona, California, and Nevada?

4. Can you tell our injured senior community a little little bit about what guardianship is?

5.  Is there a distinction between kinds of guardians?

6. Are all these 55 60,000 guardianships in Florida? 

7. Once someone gets certified, what is the level of regulation or oversight by the state?

8. What are some ways that individuals can prevent becoming award of a guardian and also the families, what they can do to prevent a guardianship?

9. What is really the reality of how these are actually becoming guardianships?

10. Are their family lawyers also part of this whole scheme?

"Did you know that a judge can divorce you during a proceeding to take away your right to inherit from a spouse?" —  Sam Sugar

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Show notes by Podcastologist: Kristen Braun

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