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Guardianships

Lawyers Assisting With the Appointment of Guardians

GuardianshipsComing to the decision that one can no longer handle his or her own affairs, whether because of physical or mental incapacity, can be painstaking for both the individual and his or her family. In such cases, despite the hardship that the family may face, a guardian can be and should be appointed to ensure that the best interests of the individual are cared for and met. An understanding of elder law is crucial for the successful appointment of a viable guardian. The legal team at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC can help with just such an appointment.

Understanding Your Personal Needs

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC know that no two cases are the same. We also comprehend that a certain degree of care is necessary when asking an individual to turn over their personal decision making to someone else. Our team will work with you to determine the best course of action for your loved one and your family. We will ensure that your incapacitated loved one receives the type of guardianship necessary for his or her unique situation. In some instances, a personal guardian is necessary. In others, a property guardian is more apt. Certain incapacitated individuals require both. Our attorneys will consult with you and your family to determine how to set up your loved one’s guardianship—and then we will make sure that it gets done correctly.

Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation

If you feel that the time has come to appoint a guardian for a loved one, or if you feel that a state appointed guardian is not acting in the best interests of your family member, please call us today at (914) 220-1086, or email us, to schedule a free initial consultation. When a guardian is needed, time is of the essence. If an incorrect guardian is in place, time is even more dear. Contact your New York guardianship attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC today.

Client Reviews
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Last year I was injured in an accident, and for the first time, needed the advice of an attorney regarding how to proceed. I was referred to Thomas Gallivan through a family member who is a lawyer in Massachusetts. I am beyond pleased with how Thomas handled my case. He was knowledgeable, professional, and although the case was not as straightforward as some, he used every resource to ensure a positive outcome. Thomas communicated with me regularly and I felt completely informed and confident in his ability. He expertly negotiated a fair settlement that I was very happy with. The entire experience was extremely positive, during a stressful time for me. Thank you Thomas. Melanie
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My mom was the victim of nursing home neglect/abuse. I retained Tom and he provided great representation in a professional, courteous fashion. He made a very uncomfortable ordeal bearable. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need of sound guidance and professional representation. Paul D.
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Tom Gallivan fought for - and won - a settlement on behalf of my mother, who suffered terrible pressure sores due to nursing home neglect. I will always be grateful for his diligence and hard work, and for keeping me informed during the entire process. He will fight for you every step of the way. Trudy
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Mr. Gallivan did an exceptional job representing our family during a nursing home law suit. He took care of every detail and put us at ease during a very emotional trial. I would very highly recommend him and his firm of outstanding professionals. Jane
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Mr. Gallivan was the best choice I could have possibly made to represent me in mom's nursing home neglect case. He kept me informed & updated every step of the way & not only listened but acted on all my concerns. I would highly recommend him as a very professional, diligent, & knowledgeable attorney. Steve
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Tom Gallivan represented me for a car accident I was involved in. He not only returned calls and emails promptly, his expertise helped me obtain a nice settlement. His compassion for me was heart-warming and much appreciated. Thank you kindly , Mr. Gallivan. Joanne