Right order that violated Mom's rights and forced her into long term care.
  • Petitioned TheTwentieth Circuit court of Monroe County, Waterloo, Illinois

This petition was delivered to:

Judge Dennis B Boyle
TheTwentieth Circuit court of Monroe County, Waterloo, Illinois

Right order that violated Mom's rights and forced her into long term care.

    1. Tamiko Shoffner
    2. Petition by

      Tamiko Shoffner

      Pine Hill, NJ

It is a sad day in the USA when a court has the right to steal your parent from you. The elderly have rights that should be protected. Where there is family that has the ability and desire to care for their aging parents, instead of putting them in long term care that is what should be done. Our Mother has been placed in a facility by my brother in law. She wants to come home with us and we all want her here. The love and support of family is the most important thing. The lack of love causes failure to thrive. We Want Our Mother Home and we want the law to go by the law and protect her and respect her as a human, feeling, living being.

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    1. Mom and son reunited late this afternoon:Huggs,kisses,tears

      Tamiko Shoffner
      Petition Organizer

      After all the ups and downs and disappointments our mom has had. Tomorrow is the day she shoulld be given value back to her life. Her sense of identity including her identification house keys , her voice, her right to live with her son as greed in prior to Mr. Cates getting opposed guardianship. How does it benefit mom? Why does he want guardianship over his wifes mother? Why would one want to be guardian for a person you do not like or share affection to. Why have a guardian that the ward is bullied by and is fearful of his responses and behaviors. Both brothers opposed gurdianship after observing in approriate behavior, dishonesty and concerns expressed by Helen . Some how case was placed on docket after Shoffner son were told it was not on August 20, 2012. That was an honest error. David going through with it behind the backs of her boys was less in Helen Shoffner's best intereest but more in his. She is happy about her day in court tomorrow one she should of had.

    2. Reached 100 signatures
    3. David Cates threatening family, lawyer and judge his friends

      Tamiko Shoffner
      Petition Organizer

      We know that the actions and behavior of David and Janis Cates are not in the best interest of her mother Helen Shoffner. They have sold some of her things to their new church members. He has taken any and everything that gives her identity including her right to breathe fresh air. Helen asked a staff member if someone could take her out to get some fresh air today she was refused. She and her family in Ireland were told by Amber the same thing. They must call David Cates to get permission. The social worker Derrick, the Administrator Gary staff members Brenda, Rachel, just to name a few have consistently denied communication with her son Steven based on instruction from this guardian. Can anyone understand how it feels to here your Mom cry that "I feel like Dave stole my person and I am nobody"? This is a quick udate. Will let you know how the court rights this violation of Mrs. Shoffner and her sons. We don't see him pulling the wool over their eyes twice.

    4. October 1st, 2012 Motion to vacate Guardianship hearing granted by court

      Tamiko Shoffner
      Petition Organizer

      We strongly believe that what is done in the dark will come to light. We are encouraged that the court will go back and review the transcripts along with any evidence of opposition that the court may have been purposely misled by Mr. Cates and possibly his attorney that was at one time my Mother and Late Father in Laws attorney. Oh what a tangled web we weave when at first we practice to deceive. Did you ever see that movie called Not Without My Daughter? This is real life and we feel that our husbands parents have been stolen from them and the Sons will not leave Illinois without their mother. She would not have abandoned them and thay will not abandon her. That was their promise and it will not change.

    5. David Cates allows son Curtis ShoffnerJr to phone his own Mom

      Tamiko Shoffner
      Petition Organizer

      According to Gary the administrator for New Athens Home for the Aged David Cates the son in law of Helen "Bernice" Shoffner has granted permission for son Curtis Shoffner Jr. to call his mother between the hours of 1 and 4 in the afternoon. David claims Gary created these restrictions of communication. Shame on you David. What is done in the dark will come to light.

    6. Reached 50 signatures
    7. Helen Shoffner's son in law David Cates blocks sons from calling

      Tamiko Shoffner
      Petition Organizer

      Today like every other day since opposing David Cates having guardianship of their mother Helen's sons have been blocked from having communication with her. The adminstrator Gary at New Athens Home for the Aged has on a daily basis directed her children to "call David Cates to get permission to speak to your Mother". This could all be over if her daughter Janis Cates would stand up to her husband David for the love and well being of mom. Understanding Janis is too ill to care for her mom at home makes it difficult to understand why she would try to deny her own brothers the honor. God bless this family and every other. We pray that mom does not give up and that she stays strong and feels the prayers and fight of the people going out for her and holds on with the strength God has blessed her with.
      Thank you all for your support in this very difficult time. We can never have enough support in order for change to come. Please continue to sign our on and offline petitions.

    8. Reached 25 signatures
    9. New Athens Home for Aged Adminstrator Gary Blocks Sons from Calling MOM?

      Tamiko Shoffner
      Petition Organizer

      The Guardian has directed the administrator Gary for New Athens Home for the Aged to not allow phone calls from the sons or daughter in laws. They continue to call daily where they are refused contact with Helen their own Mother... The Ombudsman suggested getting her an attorney. Hopefully we found one today that will make sure that Helen B Shoffner is heard.

    10. Reached 10 signatures

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    • Romeo Kelly SALISBURY, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      everyone needs a mother

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    • christina basso CLEMENTON, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      why shouldnt family be with family?

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    • Penny slade SEATTLE, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      No one should be forced to leave a home where they are loved and cared for.

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    • edward sullivan CLEMENTON, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      family is family!

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    • robert goodman CHESILHURST, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      It scares me to think that a stranger can legally get guardiansip in that State. Literally a stranger ofoff the st. can get guardianship over a person in IL. Talk about taking a persons identity and rights if the wrong person is given that title....

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