Guardianship Proceedings for the Incapacitated
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Our New York City guardianship attorney is an aggressive yet compassionate advocate for those who cannot make critical legal decisions themselves. We take our position as court-appointed counsel seriously and work tirelessly to ensure our clients' rights are protected and their needs are met. Attorney Robert Maher is proud to advocate on behalf of his clients. We treat every client with care and compassion. With over 13 years of experience, we can help you and your family, too.
To learn more about guardianship services for incapacitated persons, call the Law Office of Robert J. Maher, PC at (646) 681-1977.
How the Courts Establish Guardianship of an Incapacitated Person
An incapacitated person is someone who may be unable to care for themselves and who requires assistance in managing their finances and property. The courts will evaluate the individual's situation and determine both if a guardian needs to be appointed and to what extent a guardian will make decisions for the incapacitated individual. Once it is determined that an individual requires a guardian, the court will nominate a guardian. It is often recommended that an experienced guardianship lawyer handles the guardianship proceedings for an incapacitated person.
There are several different kinds of guardianships, including:
- Guardian of person;
- Guardian of property;
- Guardian of person and property; and
- Guardian ad litem.
A guardian of the person makes decisions for the incapacitated person, including those involving healthcare and education, while a guardian of property makes financial decisions. Guardian ad litem is appointed for the disabled person during court cases and when they are unable to protect their own interests. For example, if an incapacitated person is involved in a contested will, they will require a guardian ad litem to represent them during estate litigation.
We Offer Compassionate Guardianship Counsel
If you have been appointed the guardian of an incapacitated person, or if you are looking for guardianship services for a disabled individual, the Law Office of Robert J. Maher, PC can help. Our guardianship attorney in New York City has direct experience handling guardianship proceedings for incapacitated individuals, and we can use this knowledge and experience to help you and your loved one. We take our role as court-appointed guardian seriously and are committed to helping all clients protect their rights.
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