Guardian Diana Lewis, on the stand as a Guardian over adults in Palm Beach County, seems to have FORGOT the actual Florida Laws Governing "Court Sanctioned Guardians".
check out this transcript linked below
Hey Guardian Diana Lewis, what would Judge Diana Lewis say about there being no adjudication of your wards as "incapable of making decisions regarding legal contracts and lawsuits"?
Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave.
"Man in settled code case declared ‘incapacitated’
"A judge has appointed Simone Witkin as a “limited guardian” to make legal and other decisions for Palm Beacher Eric Nordin Gilbertson Jr., 89, who last month settled a longstanding battle with the town by selling his Midtown home and paying $500,000 in code-violation fines from the proceeds.
The guardianship appointment came a day before Gilbertson’s 91-year-old sister, Charlotte Gilbertson, who had co-owned the 1918 house at 151 Chilean Ave., died at the VA Medical Center in Riviera Beach, where she was under hospice care. Neither she nor her brother has children, although they have two brothers who live out of state.
Circuit Court Judge Diana Lewis ruled in a closed-door hearing April 11 that Eric Gilbertson suffers from “limited” cognitive incapacitation and needs a court-sanctioned guardian to ensure his “welfare and safety.” Gilbertson, a retired U.S. Marine and sailing instructor, was adjudged incapable of making decisions regarding legal contracts and lawsuits, among other actions.
Lewis also deemed him unable to make a decision to marry, which he did March 10 — the day before his first court hearing — when he wed Elogene C. Hughes, 71. Her role and influence in his life over the past year have been a focus of the hearings.
A mental and physical evaluation of Gilbertson supported the incapacitation ruling.
Lewis ordered the evaluation last month at an emergency guardianship hearing initiated by West Palm Beach attorney Bennett S. Cohn.
At that hearing, Cohn said that he first feared Gilbertson was vulnerable to exploitation after Gilbertson briefly hired him in early March to help handle a $1.575 million purchase of a house at 444 Chilean Ave. in Palm Beach, for which a contract had been signed.
In an amended petition to the court, Cohn wrote that Gilbertson had issued Hughes a power of attorney, before their marriage, to act on his behalf in purchasing what Cohn called “an unnecessary home.”
Cohn was concerned “that those exercising or attempting to exercise control over Mr. Gilbertson will deplete his assets, to the obvious detriment of him and to the possible financial advantage to themselves.”
None of the orders issued after the closed-door hearing specifically mentioned whether Gilbertson had been exploited by anyone.
But in the amended petition, Cohn wrote that Gilbertson has been “under the ‘Rasputinlike’ control” of his new wife.
Elogene Hughes Gilbertson did not mention the marriage during testimony at the initial court hearing last month, nor did her husband or anyone else. She instead told the judge that she and Gilbertson had been “friends” for about a year.
She was not called to testify at the April 11 hearing and spent the duration of the proceeding outside the hearing room.
Last week, she told the Daily News that she believed attorneys and others involved in the case had colluded against her and her husband in a scam “to gain monetarily through legal fees, greed and exploitation” and that she had intended to ask the court to appoint her as his guardian.
She has filed several objections to Lewis’ rulings.
“Eric hasn’t had his day in court, and I have not had a day in court,” she said.
In a phone interview with the Daily News last week, Cohn dismissed her objections and said the guardianship appointment has left her with no legal standing to act on her husband’s behalf.
Eric Gilbertson, who lives with his wife at her condominium in West Palm Beach, told the Daily News on Tuesday that he would prefer to have his wife serve as guardian.
“If I have to have a guardian, I want it to be my wife,” he said.
In court last month, his wife described herself as an “educator and academic” who holds a law degree but is not a practicing attorney. She also told the court that she runs an Alabama- and Florida-based foundation that helps “at-risk” children, college students and seniors, among others.
Home purchase scuttled
At this month’s hearing, Lewis authorized the cancellation of Gilbertson’s purchase of the house at 444 Chilean Ave. and ordered a related $157,000 deposit returned. The refund won’t be made until the end of a 30-day appeals period following the April 11 ruling. But the house is again being marketed for sale, said listing agent Jeff Cloninger of Sotheby’s International Realty.
Following the April 11 hearing, Cohn said that he was pleased with the judge’s decision to appoint, as guardian, Witkin, of Witkin Family Services, who has been serving in that role in a temporary capacity since the initial hearing. Witkin declined to comment about the case.
Cohn’s petition had questioned the appropriateness of the amount Gilbertson paid Fort Pierce attorney Chet Weinbaum, who in February had negotiated with the town to reduce several years’ worth of code-violation fines from $1.15 million to $500,000 — contingent on sale of the longtime Gilbertson house at 151 Chilean Ave.
Under the terms of his contract, Weinbaum earned $174,000 from the $3.1 million sale, according to court testimony. Weinbaum could not be reached last week for comment. But he told the Daily News last month that his fee was appropriate and commensurate with the work he did on the case.
John C. Randolph, the town’s attorney, said early last week that he had heard nothing to suggest that the house sale or the settlement of the code-violation fines would be called into question."
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I sure hope that Judge Diana Lewis knew what Guardian Diana Lewis claims to not know.
Grinch Judge Diana Lewis said the guy cannot marry and he cannot have his wife as a Guardian. You see that would not be in the CRIMINALS best interest.
Why not contact the out of state siblings? It is not another planet?
Why does/did Judge Diana Lewis seem to know, and presumably uphold the laws of Florida Guardianship, yet Guardian Diana Lewis don't seem to have a CLUE?
Guardian Diana Lewis, I allege, is in VERY BIG trouble indeed. She seems to think there is no issue with taking control of the lives of healthy, strong, clear headed, NON-Incapacitated adults simply for the BLATANT and Obvious reason of making sure that attorney Alan B. Rose for Ted Bernstein Boca Raton, and attorney Brian O'Connell and his enabler Ashley Crispin get PAID.
Seemingly with total disregard for the laws she once knew or abused. Or should have known as she saved this old guy from love, marriage, his siblings all so that the COURT, the County, the Attorneys could STEAL his ASSETS or so it seems to me.
Anyway, I recommend that Guardian Diana Lewis look in the mirror and ask Judge Diana Lewis if it is lawful to have GUARDIANSHIP over Adults who are NOT incapacitated? Would love to witness that conflicting conversation. Hope she is sober for it, it should be a serious moment indeed.
|Might be a Good Time for Guardian Diana Lewis to Confess to Judge Diana Lewis before the Ship Sinks.|
Hey Guardian Diana Lewis, not to be confused with Judge Diana Lewis, was your wards in the Estate of Simon Bernstein "adjudged incapable"? Did they "needs a court-sanctioned guardian to ensure their “welfare and safety.”?
"A mental and physical evaluation of Gilbertson supported the incapacitation ruling". Say Judge Diana Lewis, what do you think of Guardian Diana Lewis NOT having "A mental and physical evaluation" to support "the incapacitation ruling" of which she took Predatory Guardianship over fully capable adults in the Estate of Simon Bernstein?
As in the Article above, Judge Diana "Lewis ordered the evaluation" but Guardian Diana Lewis in the Estate of Simon Bernstein does not seem to even remember any laws that may suggest there has to be any sort of "evaluation" to simply take unconstitutional control over the lives of FULLY capable ADULTS.
Were the adults that Guardian Diana Lewis took over for "vulnerable to exploitation"? As seen in the article above?
Judge Diana Lewis would rather guardians, attorneys and courts get the guys money instead of his friend, a wife, or siblings. See its ALL to protect these poor "vulnerable to exploitation" yet VERY RICH people. More like to Rob them, ruin their lives, deprive them of love and comfort of those around them, deny their civil and constitutional rights and SEIZE unconstitutional control over their life and assets via a Predatory Guardianship.
"Vulnerable to exploitation" are the code words for attorney Alan B. Rose, Brian O'Connell, Donald Tescher, former attorney Robert Spallina and for Judge Martin Colin and Judge John Philips to gear up the Judicial greed machine to take the VICTIMS life work and make it their PAYCHECK.
Those darn “unnecessary homes” that the wealthy own and think they can do what they want with, well heck with that. Nurses, Senior Centers, Catholic Charities, Attorneys and more "helpful people" are always on the watch for someone to TAKE Predatory GUARDIANSHIP over so they can enjoy the Riches of the "vulnerable to exploitation".
Those “unnecessary homes” MUST be SOLD so that the Predatory Guardianship Gang can get a Paycheck. Hurry call the Unethical Real Estate Broker, get a "friendly carrier" for insurance, get a PR, get our friendly nurse and doctor on board, call the attorneys, line up our friendly Judge and the cycle begins again.
"Cohn was concerned “that those exercising or attempting to exercise control over Mr. Gilbertson will deplete his assets, to the obvious detriment of him and to the possible financial advantage to themselves.” WOW, we would not one someone that the guy actually knew and liked to have his money or home. WE don't want to actually do the right thing and contact those out of state siblings, so we will just take guardianship of the guy and the money will come to us instead, ya that sounds like the right thing to do.
The Wife in the Story Above "believed attorneys and others involved in the case had colluded against her and her husband in a scam “to gain monetarily through legal fees, greed and exploitation” and that she had intended to ask the court to appoint her as his guardian. "
AND I Believe She was RIGHT.
And Judge Diana Lewis was surely in on it, I say.
This Predatory Guardianship Scam, involving her and her predatory buddies such as Brian O'Connell, has been going on for decades and the victims have suffered in the dark with no voice. NO MORE DIANA LEWIS. No More. Time to go to Confession.
This Predatory Guardianship Program has been in place a long time. It is a well oiled machine of cruel, heartless, malicious greed ran by Officers of the Court, in YOUR BEST INTEREST. Ya know to protect you and keep you safe.
Having all their bases covered per say they were above the law and victims suffered and suffer in mass. Then along comes the Internet, and the VICTIMS united and well Transparency and Accountability is coming soon to a Court NEAR YOU.
Guardian Diana Lewis, Have you ever met the Capable Adults you took ILLEGAL Predatory Guardianship over? Do you even care about the Law? Justice? Civil Rights?
I Say You are an Evil ICE QUEEN dancing on the bow of the ship with the Devils Alan B. Rose and Brian O'Connell and the TRUTH will soon set your dark heart free.
|IF ONLY THE DEEDS DONE SHOWED ON THE OUTSIDE|
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I, Investigative Blogger Crystal Cox will be reporting a whole lot of Judge Diana Lewis' cases and her past protection of Brian O'Connell and her long time family connection, oh and those Catholic Charities too. No STONE will go Unturned on my Watch. Stay Tuned.
Now may be a Good Time for Y'all to start rolling over and begging for a plea deal. Ya know start ratting each other out before you all go down.
Last I Saw Diana Lewis she could barely stumble out of the restroom at the court house. Surely she is "capable" of making clear headed decisions for able bodied young intelligent adults. Decisions that are right, and informed and would actually be in the best interest of her victims.
I Say Guardian Diana Lewis has broke the law willfully and maliciously and with FULL expert knowledge of the law, and this WILL NOT GO AWAY QUIETLY IN THE DARK. No Way.
Now Would SO be a Good Time to rat out that attorney that called you, (Alan Rose or Brian O'Connell) And maybe confess your sins. Just Sayin'
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