A Lawyer’s Work: Dying Woman Signs Over Mansion


Mary Ellen’s Mansion

It’s a problem as old as old age, and one that touches almost all of us: How do you take care of your parent or grandparent and keep them safe?

Near the end of her 88 years, Mary Ellen Bendtsen, a fading celebrity whose landmark mansion had been a jewel of Dallas real estate, put her trust in two younger friends she called “the boys.”

The men, Mark McCay and Justin Burgess, brought a fourth party to the relationship: their lawyer.

Attorney Edwin Olsen took Bendtsen on as a client. At the end of her life, he helped her grant power of attorney to McCay and Burgess and sign a will making them beneficiaries.

Her family says “the boys'” relationship with Bendtsen was all designed to get her share of the almost $1 million home. The men, meanwhile, say that they were simply honoring their dying friend’s wishes.

Click on above link to read more of this very sleazy tale of elder abuse….

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About Diane Wilson

Guardianship must be abolished. This draconian law strips human beings of their civil and humanitarian rights. It is used as a method to dispose of the elderly and disabled, steal their estates, and isolate them from their loved ones.

Posted on June 26, 2012, in GUARDIANSHIP ABUSE and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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