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Seeking A Guardianship For Your Loved One? Contact A New York Guardianship Attorney

There may come a point when your loved one is no longer able to manage their own affairs. They might suffer from a disability, have had a severe accident or be experiencing the ravages of age. Whatever the situation, a guardian may be necessary.

At Sutton Sachs Meyer PLLC, our lawyers understand that this is a difficult time and the situation must be handled with care and sensitivity. We can help ensure that the appropriate person is appointed guardian for your loved one.

What Are The Different Types Of Guardianship?

In New York, there are two common types of guardianships. The most common types of guardianship in New York are:

  • Article 17-A Guardianship: This type of guardianship is called for when an individual has an intellectual or developmental disability. The New York Courts website provides a list of qualifying conditions but common Article 17-A conditions include epilepsy, cerebral palsy, autism and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs).
  • Article 81 Guardianship: Article 81 guardianships apply to those who have become incapacitated. When filing a petition for this type of guardianship, the court can tailor an order to the specific needs of the incapacitated individual.

An experienced guardianship lawyer in New York can help you decide which type of guardianship is best suited to your loved one.

What Does A Guardian Do?

A guardianship can be tailored to the specific needs of the individual. Some of the most important roles of a guardian may include:

  • Choosing where the individual should live
  • Paying bills and handling other financial transactions
  • Making health care decisions on their behalf

Typically, the duties of a guardian will be clearly outlined by the court.

Need Help With A Guardianship Petition? Call Us Today

At Sutton Sachs Meyer PLLC, our attorneys understand the importance of this decision. Call us today on 212-884-9727 or use our online form to arrange a free consultation and discuss your specific needs in more detail.