Continuing series–how to steal a retirement by Guardians

The Perils of Probate Court in Retirement
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By Juliette Fairley | Thursday, 10 Mar 2016 07:32 AM

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After discovering that his philanthropist grandmother Brooke Astor was medically neglected, isolated from friends and living in squalor in a Manhattan Park Avenue duplex, Professor Philip Marshall was successful in replacing his father as power of attorney with a guardian who was a family friend.

“I petitioned the court for guardianship to save my grandmother and suggested Annette de la Renta,” said Marshall, a professor at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.

As a result of her grandson’s efforts, Mrs. Astor was relocated to her 75-acre estate in Briarcliff Manor, New York while her son Anthony Marshall, who had reportedly failed to fill his mother’s prescription medication, was sentenced to prison…

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