Excellent article on the nasty business of “civil death.” Our family and many more have lived a similar scenario through probate abuse. The courts allow this to happen everyday all day long across America. The system works like a well-oiled machine, which silences most who are afraid to speek up, or who are convinced justice will prevail, that their case is unique and their attorney will get their loved one back. This goes on for years and years as their loved ones slowly slip away and their nest eggs disappear into the bank accounts of all the greedy probate cronies: from lawyers and conservators to accountants, medical professionals, bankers, and even judges who get a deal on estate items sold. These judges are either incompetent, complicit or corrupt. Any eighth grader could sit in on these hearings and see that the financials are not benefitting the conservatee. Thanks to Linda Kincaid for using all you have to make change and thank you to Brittany Spears for being brave enough to stand up and fight for your freedom.