Vegas Voice Note: As we have reported over the last 18 months, various families have been devastated by the Clark County Guardianship Court. Such victims are Terri and Richard Black. For more details concerning Rick’s family struggles, see the past issues of The Vegas Voice.
In his family’s battle to correct a rigged and outright corrupt guardianship system, Rick finally located the email address of Hearing Master Jon Norheim, the “judge” who consistently ruled in favor of the guardian and against the wishes of the family.
Rick sent this email NOT as a Vegas Voice columnist, but as a family member who was not even allowed to speak at the guardianship hearings.
He has become a major guardianship victim advocate due to his family’s experience and The Vegas Voice is proud to have him as our Guardianship columnist, and more importantly, our friend
We are reprinting Rick’s email so that one can understand the pain, agony and anguish families caught in this “guardianship gulag” have to endure.
Most importantly check out Hearing Master’s response in our Vegas Voice postscript below
By: Rana Goodman, Political Editor
Isolate, Medicate, Steal the Estate. That has been the mantra chanted by families of the guardianship victims from Clark County, Nevada and many other states all over the US for years.
The Vegas Voice picked up the gauntlet a year and a half ago and, although we have seen a few positive changes, it still seems like one step forward, two steps back.
Our group of advocates and victim family members have over the past year, tried over and over again to file police reports about abusive guardians or questionable behavior. I have personally filed reports with the Ombudsman regarding living conditions in group homes that didn’t seem up to standard for seniors not able to fend for themselves.