The legal system recognizes that some adults, whether due to disease, dementia, mental deterioration, or disability, are unable to protect their own self-interests. In these instances, the courts may appoint a guardian, typically a family member or loved one, to manage the legal and financial affairs of the incapacitated individual. Legal guardians often manage important personal needs such as nursing home placement or hiring aides and financial needs to address outstanding issues, such as Medicaid applications, estate planning, and health care decisions. The firm routinely represents family members in contested Guardianship litigation as well as routine Guardianship appointments throughout the city.
The process of becoming a legal guardian is complex and requires a court proceeding. Consulting an attorney experienced in guardianship Petitions will help ensure the process is completed as quickly as possible. The accomplished attorneys at Hobson-Williams, P.C. will ensure that you understand the full responsibilities of guardianship and will help you protect the interests of your loved one.
If you have a loved one who is no longer capable of managing their affairs or you have already been appointed as a legal guardian, Hobson-Williams P.C. can assist you in completing the Guardianship process. The firm can prepare necessary documents, represent you and your loved ones at court hearings, and guide you through the continuing requirements of acting as a legal Guardian. Call our office today at (646) 558-3833 to discuss how our attorneys can assist you in the Guardianship process.