Protect Your Vulnerable Loved Ones With Rising Lawyers
As parents age, they sometimes lose their mental facilities and are unable to handle their own affairs any longer. It is always painful when adult children must take over for their parents, but often it is the only way to keep elderly loved ones safe and secure long term.
Weinstein, Kaplan & Cohen, P.C., assists New York residents with guardianship proceedings involving incapacitated adults. We have 40 years of experience representing clients in these matters, and we are confident we will help you do what is best for your family in a difficult time.
How Can I Become A Guardian?
A guardian for an incapacitated person is appointed by the court. He or she has the power to make legal decisions for the incapacitated person. This can include decisions on real estate transactions, investments and where the incapacitated person will live.
In New York, guardianships of incapacitated persons are considered under Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law. A hearing in Supreme Court is required, with the Court appointing an evaluator to determine the person’s mental facilities.
The parties are allowed to be represented by attorneys. This is especially important when the allegedly incapacitated adult is contesting the guardianship. We will utilize expert witnesses and other resources to establish your case, whether you are seeking the guardianship or contesting it.
Learn More About The Guardianship Process
Obtaining guardianship can be an uphill battle, but we can help to simplify the process. Discuss your concerns for your loved one with a compassionate attorney at (800) 491-9306 or send us an email to schedule an appointment.