Guardianship Litigation and Administration

Unfortunately, sometimes our close friends and loved ones either haven’t planned ahead for when they’ll need help (which is why we recommend that everyone should have a Health Care Proxy, Power of Attorney and Living Will), or their plans somehow wind up being insufficient to meet their need for assistance. In such unfortunate situations, an Article 81 guardianship proceeding may be necessary to help them.

Through a guardianship proceeding, a person can seek the appointment of a Guardian for the personal needs and/or property management of another person who can no longer make decisions for themselves. While these matters most frequently relate to meeting the needs of the elderly, in many instances it is necessary to seek the appointment of a Guardian for young adults.

Once a Guardian is appointed, there are a number of duties that the Guardian must carry out, including the duty to prepare and file what are known as an initial (90-day) report and annual accountings of their activities as Guardian which are due at the end of May of the following year.

If you are seeking the assistance of well-respected probate and estate attorneys in Garden City and the surrounding area, please feel free to contact our office to ask about what services we can provide to you and your loved ones.

Our well-known estate attorneys in Garden City assist our clients with all aspects of estate litigation matters, in connection with both the underlying proceedings for the appointment of an estate representative, and in estate administration and carrying out the duties of an estate representative once he or she is appointed. Our firm prides itself on our handling of everything from straightforward, uncontested probate and administration proceedings, to the most highly-contested matters.

Our firm is highly regarded for our handling of probate and estate matters in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties. Among the many other communities we serve in handling probate and estate matters are Bethpage, Cedarhurst, East Meadow, Elmont, Farmingdale, Flushing, Franklin Square, Garden City, Glen Cove, Glen Head, Hempstead, Herricks, Hewlett, Jericho, Levittown, Lido Beach, Long Beach, Manhasset, Manhasset Hills, Merrick, Mineola, Muttontown, North Merrick, the North Shore, Oceanside, Old Westbury, Oyster Bay, Plainedge, Plainview, Rockville Centre, Roslyn, Roslyn Estates, Roslyn Heights, Syosset, Valley Stream, West Hempstead, Woodbury and Woodmere. Contact us today to discuss your situation.