Arizona Republic:  “Outside of being imprisoned, no action in the American justice system deprives a person of so many rights as being declared incapacitated in Probate Court. . . . an Arizona Republic investigation has found that Maricopa County Probate Court allows the assets of some vulnerable adults to become a cash machine for attorneys and for fiduciary companies, which manage their affairs.”

For an excellent in depth review of recent Maricopa County Probate Court cases that have been in the news and problems with the system see “Life savings, freedom taken away.”  Here are other Arizona Republic stories on this issue:

  • At the start, a conflict
  • Bills of staggering sizes
  • At courts, many close ties
  • Protest, and the costs rise
  • Judges do little to help
  • Edward Ravenscroft: Wealthy heir fights against fiduciary