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Conservator seeks to overturn court's ruling that man can keep his own house
A San Bernardino probate judge recently denied a highly unusual petition to revoke a 28 year- old notarized and recorded deed of sale and to return the property into the estate of the seller. In a stunningly bold move, the petitioner, conservator Melodie Scott, has moved for another trial on this matter.
This case potentially redefines the very concept of property ownership and as such may be seen as a precedent setting case. (http://www.activistpost.com/2012/12/landmark-asset-seizure-case-to-be-heard.html)
The revocation of the deed of sale was sought by the conservator of an elderly woman, Lois Risse, who nearly three decades ago sold her home to a friend of hers, Glenn Neff, with the understanding that she could live in the house—rent free—for the rest of her life. Lois Risse was in her early seventies at the time of the sale.
Fast forward to 2012. Risse, then 101 years old, was being preyed on financially by a bevy of individuals who were accessing her bank accounts, buying vehicles with her money and apparently even living in her house, robbing her under the pretext of caring for her.
When Melodie Scott (http://www.supremelaw.org/cc/care/The%20War%20on%20the%20Vulnerable.2.htm) was appointed Risse’s guardian by Judge Michael Welch in San Bernardino Superior Court, she inherited a Pandora's Box of predation and financial abuse which had greatly reduced the size of Risse's estate.
At that point, Scott made some legally questionable decisions. Rather than filing police reports against the people who appear to have taken off with over $70,000 of Risse's assets, she chose to try to persuade a judge to revoke the deed of sale to Risse's friend, Glenn Neff. Neff, who now lives in Northern California, has been maintaining the property and paying the taxes and insurance on the Yucaipa home. Scott has made it clear that she wishes to get a reverse mortgage on the property in order to pay for her services as Risse's guardian.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:32)