Hon. Amy M Smith See Rating Details
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Comment #: TX26
Rating:1.0
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Amy Smith condemned my father to be a prisoner. She placed him under a full guardianship with my brother, despite the fact that he has been arrested multiple times for drug posession/been forcibly committed to a state mental institution. She stated it was simply because my brother was the only person who had filed for guardianship. So, according to her, a druggie with mental problems is a better choice than waiting to see how much further my father would recover from his brain injury (at the time he had made remarkable progress despite a lack of proper therapy). She ignored the fact that a neurologist stated he wasn't qualified to make any assessments about my father's ability to fend for himself, yet took the examine stating my father was incompetent from a general surgeon. My sister and I both stated that we would not ever see our father again if she gave our brother guardianship of him. She did not care. It means nothing to her to tear a family apart and to keep an injured combat veteran from two of his beloved children. When I tried to tell her that I overheard my brother physically attacking my sister over the phone she called it "hearsay". I was not aware that overhearing something was the same as listening to gossip. She took no statements made by me into consideration, and seemed annoyed that I would dare to stand up for my father so that he could retain his rights guaranteed under the US Constitution. If you are under a guardianship, all of those rights are stripped from you.
She left my father's physical, emotional and financial well-being in the hands of a drug addict and his live-in girlfriend that has defaulted on a substantial debt (a collection agency has attempted to sue her for it).
Way to go, Judge Amy Smith!