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TS Radio Network: Abolishing Probate with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy

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In 2012, Dr. Lillie Sykes White, was entrapped in an involuntary guardianship by a "family friend" in Florida in order to control her Trust. The estranged granddaughter joined forces with him and waged a multi-year campaign to strip away her grandmother's rights. Dr. White called her only living sibling, Janie Sykes-Kennedy, for help and they have been fighting back the granddaughter and a team of attorneys ever since. In Orange County, where the case started, Ms. Sykes-Kennedy was named Limited Guardian and Trustee per her sister's request. Exploitation escalated when the case was moved to Flagler County where Dr. White lived. Judge Margaret Hudson suspended and then removed Ms. Sykes-Kennedy and unnecessarily appointed three court agents--a Guardian, Attorney ad Litem and Guardian ad Litem--all paid out of Dr. White's assets. On August 30, 2016, Dr. White was abducted by the Guardian and Attorney ad Litem and the family has not seen her since--for over two years. The team of attorneys, including the court agents, are billing large sums against her estate. Dr. White's 90th birthday is on September 6, 2018 and the family wants to celebrate with her but they don't know where she is being sequestered. The family is seeking federal intervention.

Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, or Terri, is a Harvard Business School-trained strategist, entrepreneur, award-winning author and former Vice President at MTV Networks. As President of Power Living Enterprises, Inc., she offers strategy consulting, executive training and motivational content. In 2009, she was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum recognizing her “professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential for shaping the future of the world.” You can learn more at terrik.tv. she is an Elder Justice advocate and launched www.elderdignity.org in 2016.

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