New York City Conservatorship Attorney
About Guardianship and Conservatorship in New York City, Brooklyn and Manhattan
In a situation where a person is unable to make decisions for him or herself and no person is named by a power of attorney, the court may undergo proceedings to establish a conservator or guardian. Depending on the particular situation, a conservator or guardian will have particular duties in regard to managing the incapacitated individual's affairs. This may include managing finances, working out housing arrangements, arranging for appropriate care and making decisions regarding medical treatment. It may also include making key end-of-life decisions on the person's behalf. Generally, conservatorship applies in situations where an adult is incapacitated and can no longer make important decisions, whereas guardianship refers to situations where a child becomes a "ward of the state" and needs a guardian appointed because his or her parents or current guardian are unable to care for him or her.
An attorney at our New York City law firm can help if you have questions about guardianship or conservatorship in New York. Melnik Law Group, PLLC handles all types of issues related to estate planning and
probate in Manhattan, Brooklyn and throughout New York City. Our team of professionals is committed to providing the information and guidance you need to make the right decisions in planning for the future in the event of a serious illness or accident.
You can avoid conservatorship or guardianship by executing a power of attorney, health care proxy, living
will or other legal documents that will clearly state your wishes in regard to health care or appointing a trusted individual to handle these matters on your behalf. Rather than have the court appoint who they see fit, you can make this decision for yourself.
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at our law firm to see how we can help you in accomplishing this.