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Guardianship Proceedings

For a person to execute advanced directives such as a Health Care Proxy, Living Will, and Power of Attorney he or she must have the mental capacity to understand what he or she is signing and the power that is being given to the designated agent(s) named in the documents. If an individual does not […]

Guardianship Proceedings in New York State

New York State offers two types of guardianship proceedings for adults:

Article 17-A guardianship under the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act (SCPA) Article 81 guardianship under the Mental Hygiene Law (MHL)

While both of these proceedings involve a court being petitioned to appoint a guardian to care for the needs and property of another, there are […]

Guardianship of Incapacitated or Disabled Persons in New York

Caring for an elderly individual with Alzheimer’s can be challenging. Due to the degenerative nature of the condition, a person with Alzheimer’s may reach a point when they are no longer capable of making informed decisions about the assistance or care they need. If an individual becomes incapacitated and did not establish a Power […]

Estate Planning Considerations for Military Personnel

As members of the armed forces, military servicemen and servicewomen put their lives on the line every day to protect the lives and freedom of the American people. A person’s estate encompasses everything from a home, cars, jewelry and other tangible possessions to savings and checking accounts, retirement funds, insurance policies, small business and survivor […]

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