The continuing Glasser saga, has taken yet another twist.
On Friday, March 3, Judge Alexander P. Waugh, Jr. of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division (Probate Part, Middlesex County) issued an order asserting jurisdiction over the Glasser guardianship matter, asking a judge in San Antonio to either dismiss the Texas case or transfer it to the Garden State.
Glasser, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, responded to the news by phone: "That’s wonderful. I don’t want to go back to Texas. I want to go home." Glasser said by phone from her apartment in Boca Raton, Florida. Until recently, Ms. Glasser had been confined to Texas under the control of her daughter, Suzanne Mathews. A judge allowed Ms. Glasser to move to her winter apartment in Florida but Ms. Glasser remains under the control of the Texas court and its caretakers.
The NJ ruling is a dramatic turn of events in favor of Ms. Glasser’s nephew and son, who have been involved in a legal fight for her return. Bexar County Probate Court Judge Polly Jackson Spencer had previously lead observers to believe that she would consider sending the case back to New Jersey.
If the case returns to New Jersey, it will be far from over. There are still issues to be decided involving Ms. Glasser’s health care and her finances.