Monthly Archives: May 2017

Just like the Mothers & Grandmother's of Argentina's 'desaparecidos' New Mexicans who's elderly relatives are effectively 'disappeared' by the courts are increasingly speaking out, against judge's gag orders. As in Argentina, ‘But I couldn’t keep quiet. We needed everyone to know, even if nobody believed us.’ Photograph: Eduardo Di Baia/Associated Press

Guardianship Study Commission Message #5

New Mexico’s elderly ‘desaparecidos’ are reminiscent of Argentina’s ‘niños desaparecidos’ (Photo above): Just like the Mothers & Grandmother’s of Argentina’s ‘desaparecidos,’ New Mexicans whose elderly relatives are effectively ‘disappeared’ by the courts are increasingly speaking out, against judges’ gag orders. As in Argentina, ‘But I couldn’t keep quiet. We needed everyone to know, even if…

Blair Darnell lived on her horse farm south of Corrales for more than five decades and died in Guardianship ordered by Judge Beatrice Brickhouse and implemented by her appointed attorney Darryl Millet. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Guardianship Study Commission Message #3

Guardianship Study Commission Members, News Media Professionals, Others: Created in response to public outcry resulting from a series of recent Albuquerque Journal articles authored by Diane Dimond on guardianship abuse, the New Mexico Adult Guardianship Study Commission must now assimilate the public rebuttal appearing in another Journal article this past weekend by Darryl Millet, the…

Patricia Galindo, vice chair of a new Supreme Court guardianship commission, during the first meeting of the group, summarizes the state's laws on how guardianship or conservatorship petitions are filed in court for alleged incapacitated adults. Photo courtesy of ABQJournal.com

New Mexico Guardianship Study Commission Message #2

Guardianship Study Commission Members, News Media Professionals, Others: With the first meeting of the New Mexico Adult Guardianship Study Commission having taken place last Friday, the full scope of the disconnect between “the rules” and “what actually happens” in guardianship matters is becoming clear to many. In this second weekly message to the Commission Members,…