July 29, 2015 - A Senate hearing at the Colorado State Capitol was held by Senator Laura Woods to discuss abusive practices of the probate system. On the panel were Senator Pat Steadman, Richard Sweetman, Colorado Legislative Senior Attorney and Cheryl Steinberg, Aid to Senator Woods. Also in attendance were CBS reporters, Shaun Boyd and Mark Ackerman, Denver Post reporter, David Olinger, and Art Kane of watchdog.org. (See links to news articles here.)
June 19, 2015 - Our first public outreach in tandem with Faceus.org and AAAPG.net was held at Beemis Library in Littleton Colorado. It was a tremendous success. In attendance was State Representative Su Ryden, House District 36, who heard first hand on Guardianship and Trust abuse from Arapahoe County residents. (Read more under "Events".)
February 2, 2014 - Denver Post investigative reporter, David Olinger publishes, "Arapahoe judge dismisses official who heirs say mishandled estates."
January 26, 2014 – Denver Post investigative reporter, David Olinger publishes, "Heirs cry foul, say two probate lawyers depleted their estates."
January 23, 2014 - The acronym "C.O.F.F.E.R." was chosen and the name "Coalition of Families for Elder Rights" name was reserved for incorporation.
October 12, 2013 – First meeting with relatives of five elder abuse victims whose estates have been depleted.
September, 2013 - Family members whose parent's rights and estates have been abused by the Arapahoe County 18th. Judicial Probate Court, through anonymous means, connect with one another.
We are a Coalition of individuals in Colorado who have regular contact and frequent interaction, mutual influence, and camaraderie who work together to help those whose parent(s), elder(s), and/or loved one(s) was/were taken from them by the State beyond their control or voice when they themselves, or with their siblings, could financially and emotionally have provided excellent and loving care to their elders. This issue involves our loved ones’ rights to thrive, their rights to live in a familiar and loving environment, and their rights to pass their life’s accomplishments on to their heirs.
It’s amazing what we can do when we come together.
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