Jared E Shafer guardian bully Las Vegas
My name is Jill and Im not a beneficiary to my Aunt Bettys trust. My Aunts 42 year old daughter is the trusts beneficiary, but she was disabled in a high school traffic accident.
Mr. Shafer took over my Aunts trust 9 years after she moved to Las Vegas on doctors orders for the health of her daughter Alice. My Aunt Betty was diagnosed with ALS and as such a guardian was needed because our family lived in Nebraska. Mr. Shafers first step was to treat my aunt Betty with great disrespect and brutality. His treatment of her grew progressively worse and through his assistant Patience Bristol my Aunt and her daughter Alice were separated.
Mr. Shafers next step was to drain my Aunts trust of $429,000. Shafer ran up high legal fees and bogus bills, which forced a sale of my Aunts home.
Jared Shafer changed the trust making Southern Youth Charities of Nevada the beneficiary of the trust. This action made Alice my Aunt Bettys daughter a ward of the State. Mr. Shafer holds a position of power for this charity. Mr. Shafer refused to communicate with our family. In fact Patience Bristol told me my Aunt would be better off dying alone with no visitors. Aunt Betty told two members of the family Patience Bristol had said that her family wouldnt be coming to visit because they had moved on with their lives. Ms. Bristols statements angered our family.
We hired Patricia Trent a lawyer in Las Vegas to help us, but learned after $40,000 of legal expenses she was working for Jared Shafer at the same time she was supposed to be representing us.
Complaints to the Nevada bar and a long list of legal authorities fell on deaf ears. Law enforcement in Las Vegas told us how sorry they were, but there was nothing they could do. The federal government was of no help because they said our situation was a civil matter.
My Aunt passed away on November 11 2012. Alice has withdrawn from the world after learning about the death of her mother. She never got to say good-by to the person who had been her lifelong best friend, thanks to Mr. Jared Shafer.
After reading the large number of reports about Mr. Shafer online I started contacting other families who experienced Jared Shafers guardianship. They all told me the same story. They said Mr. Shafer was brutal and arrogant. The blows for Shafers horrible treatment were softened by Patience Bristol who acted as his front person. Bristol allowed the mistreatment to occur and then apologized for Shafers bad behavior. Large sums of money were removed from family trusts for no reason and the Las Vegas family courts treated Shafers ward families like garbage.
I asked these victims why they never complained. They told me that Mr. Shafer or Patience Bristol threatened them with lawsuits if they were too vocal about Shafers brutal treatment of family members. Several families said Jared Shafer told them youre being raped, the best thing for you to do is relax and enjoy it. The pain will be over soon.
I read the Government Accounting Offices report on guardians and learned Mr. Shafer is but one of a series of problem fiduciaries who the government has flagged for doing serious harm to seniors. The report although long illustrated the fact most guardians operate behind a series of enablers who make it possible for the guardian to commit their crimes against seniors the court assigns them to protect. The report emphasized the fact most guardians justify their existence by using the fact some families had abused their relatives.
Mr. Shafer is a master at creating abuse when none exists. In fact he loves to brag about this skill after hes had a few drinks. The guardian lives on the idea the world has no caring family members. Shafer has stated this in public while giving lectures on the guardianship profession held in Las Vegas through Clark County, the only beneficiary is a bad beneficiary. Thats guardianship 101. Mr. Shafer is known to smile when he makes this remark. Shafers statements regarding this philosophy of beneficiaries has been put on to a digital audio file and at the right time it will be released to the public for all to hear. Sadly those close to Shafer have heard him make this statement countless times.
Mr. Shafer needs his team of enablers to silence wards and beneficiaries from revealing the horrible crimes he has committed.
The Catholic Church learned a terrible secret about molesting children cant be kept forever. Mr. Shafers crimes are very similar to those committed by the Catholic Churchs abusive priests. In Shafers case the crimes are committed against our senior citizens instead of being perpetrated against helpless children. The manipulation and cover up operates the same, but the results of Shafers cruelty harms many generations of vulnerable families who are left after the senior passes away.