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Posted by anonymous
My mother (who is 82 years old) approached him when she was advised to file a petition for guardianship & conservatorship for me (which, in and of itself, is ludicrous). She did so because he was already her attorney, having drawn up her will. However, he never even met with her in person, leaving it to his assistant (a paralegal, I presume).
Secondly, once she did approach his office (knowing little to nothing about what the process entailed, let alone what the ramifications were), they never explained to her what guardianship or conservatorship meant, the legal process involved, the ramifications would be for her (let alone me!!!!!). They did not even tell her how much they would charge, whether there would be a retainer fee or whether they charged by the hour.
Now that I have legally filed an objection to her petition and she has been made aware of what this really means (thanks to other people, including myself!), she told her attorney she wished to withdraw her petition. Broesder's office, however, urged her to continue the petition in spite of this, telling her that if she didn't go through with it, it would "cost her far more money" if she were ever to file it again.
I, in the meantime, contacted an attorney to find out what my legal options were (especially since, although I have requested Jackson Circuit Court to appoint an attorney for me-- especially in view of the fact that money is an issue for both my mother and me...) who informed me that the whole petition was ludicrous and I needed to have my mother withdraw the petition ASAP (my hearing is scheduled for Sept 23!!!). My mother called Broesder's office that very afternoon (two days ago), spoke with the same assistant (Melissa), who informed her that her office would be "impossible" (!!!) to withdraw the petition unless my mother coughed up the $2000 she owed them!!
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