Dedicated and Experienced Guardianships Attorneys
Many seniors require some form of long-term care. Whether your loved one needs minimal care or more extensive care through the assistance of a guardian, our New York elder law attorneys can help. Most people are unprepared for the emotional and financial burden that long-term care places on a family. The dedicated and highly experienced attorneys of Korsinsky & Klein, LLP, strive to make the process of petitioning, establishing and managing guardianship as easy as possible.
Korsinsky & Klein, LLP, Will Represent You In A Proceeding
Article 81 of the New York Mental Hygiene Law requires a high burden of proof for establishing a guardianship. The law also requires the courts to set up a system to consistently manage the guardian’s performance in caring for the ward. If the courts determine that a guardian has failed to faithfully manage, protect or preserve the daily living of the ward, the court may reserve the right to revoke guardianship. To protect your loved one’s rights, it is wise to speak with our knowledgeable and compassionate New York City guardianship lawyers. Our lawyers also provide counsel to individuals in New Jersey.
What Is Required In A Guardianship Hearing?
A guardianship proceeding is commenced by filing an order to show cause, and this must be filed per the standards of Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law. A guardian can have power over a number of decisions for a loved one regarding health care, personal affairs and financial matters. The courts may consider many factors before awarding the appointment of guardianship, including:
- Adequacy of food, clothing and shelter
- Emotional and mental health
- Income adequacy and spending patterns
- Living arrangements, including access to helpful resources
- Managing spending income based on needs
- Routine medical treatment
- Satisfaction or consent with circumstances
At Korsinsky & Klein, LLP, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of elders throughout New York. For decades, people have trusted us to protect the best interests of their loved ones without missing a step in the legal process.
Protect Your Family From Suffering Unnecessary Harm – Contact Korsinsky & Klein, LLP
The cost of long-term care has made planning for the future a critically important part of addressing elder law matters. Unfortunately, there are many seniors who need the assistance of a guardian but are denied the care that they need due to improper legal representation. Do not risk your loved one’s health; seek strong legal representation from the outset.
Your loved one deserves to enjoy life’s greatest blessings during their golden years. We know the laws and regulations surrounding guardianship in New York, and we can be trusted to advocate for your loved one’s rights. Call the Brooklyn elder law attorneys of Korsinsky & Klein, LLP, at 212-257-0199 today or contact us online to start the process of establishing and managing guardianship. We will be happy to help you petition for guardianship so that your loved one’s health, finances and property will remain protected from abuse or harm.