Audit finds missteps in Orange County Clerk of Courts handling of guardianship cases
The Department of Elder Affairs oversees the program and includes more than 550 professional guardians statewide. Our office just released the Audit of the Orange County Clerk of Court’s Administration of the Guardianship Program report. The hourly rate the guardian was paid was more than twice the approved Orange County rate. “One professional guardian still had five active cases when they were suspended and a replacement was not timely appointed. As for the audit, Orange County Clerk Tiffany Moore Russell said she disagrees with four of the findings and recommendations, partially concurs with seven and concurs with two.