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 Gallivan and Gallivan can help with just such an appointment.

Understanding Your Personal Needs

The attorneys at Gallivan and Gallivan 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 Gallivan and Gallivan today.

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