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    Gary H. Tabat, Esq.

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | Garden City Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | Garden City Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

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    Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C.

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | Great Neck Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | Great Neck Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

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    Ropers Majeski PC

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | New York Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | New York Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

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    The Law Offices of Joseph S. Gulino, Jr., Esq., PLLC.

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | White Plains Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | White Plains Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

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    Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | New York Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | New York Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

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    Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | New York Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | New York Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

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    Morgan & Morgan

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | Brooklyn Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | Brooklyn Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

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    Quatela | Chimeri, PLLC

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | Hauppauge Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | Hauppauge Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

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    Geller Law PLLC

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | Brooklyn Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | Brooklyn Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

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    Richard M. Gutierrez, Attorney at Law

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | Forest Hills Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | Forest Hills Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

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    Lauren F. Riesenfeld Law, P.C.

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | Plainview Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | Plainview Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

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    Artusa Law Firm

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | Jersey City Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | Jersey City Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

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    Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, LLP

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | White Plains Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | White Plains Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

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    Littler Mendelson, P.C.

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | New York Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | New York Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

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    Simon Greenstone Panatier, PC

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | New York Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | New York Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

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    Mejias, Milgrim, Alvarado & Lindo, P.C.

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | Glen Cove Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

    Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers | Glen Cove Office | Serving Mamaroneck, NY

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Have You Been Appointed as a Guardian or Conservator?

If so, you may have questions on how you can safeguard the best interests of the person you will be helping in matters of health and finance. Consult with a Mamaroneck guardianship and conservatorship attorney who can answer all your questions regarding being a guardian or conservator for your loved one.

Legal Concept of Guardianship and Conservatorship

A guardian is a family member, close friend, or other responsible adult who the court appoints to take care of a minor child (the ward) or incompetent adult and manage hat person’s affairs. A conservator also can be a family member, close friend, or other responsible adult who is appointed by a judge to manage the financial affairs and daily life of a person (the conservatee) who is unable to care for him or herself because of illness, old age, or other infirmity.

How Can You Get a Guardianship or Conservatorship in New York?

Any person who requires guardianship or conservatorship can make a request. If this is the case, you’ll need a lawyer for the legal proceedings, especially if the guardianship or conservatorship is contested.

Attorneys specializing in elder law, guardianship, or estate planning can help if you need to file or defend yourself against a guardianship or conservatorship. In cases where a conservatorship is contested by one side or the other, options such as a revocable trust (or living trust, where provisions remain alterable by the granter of the trust) may also be considered. Regardless, you’ll need to be sure to file all necessary paperwork. The LawInfo directory can help you find Guardianship lawyers near you in Mamaroneck.

Getting a guardianship is also fairly simple if all parties agree. You’ll usually need a letter of consent from both parents and a filing fee. Interviews will likely occur between all parties, including the child, adult, or senior becoming a ward, their parents or next of kin, and the potential guardian or guardians. You might also need a criminal background check and a home inspection before the court agrees to grant guardianship. 

How Can You Cancel a Guardianship or Conservatorship?

Terminating a guardianship can be a lengthy and involved process. First, you’ll need to file the appropriate paperwork with the court, including a petition to terminate the guardianship and either a citation or notice of hearing. The citation is typically used if the subject of the guardianship is living, and the notice if the subject is deceased. You’ll also need to gather relevant documents, such as doctor’s notes, state-level guardianship documents, and in some cases, a final accounting.

Legal documents are served to the subject of the guardianship, their new guardian(s), the subject’s relevant relatives, and the subject’s attorney. These documents should be sent via certified mail with a return receipt. A court hearing will typically follow.

In a conservatorship, a conservatee can petition the court to terminate the arrangement if they can prove that they are of sound mind or their existing conservator is acting against their best interests. You can also cancel a conservatorship by natural courses such as the death of the conservatee, discharge of their estate, or by the conservator relinquishing their position.

What Kind of Lawyer Handles Guardianships and Conservatorships?

Lawyers who practice family law often handle guardianships, especially if they are temporary guardianships. On the other hand, lawyers specializing in estate planning usually manage conservatorships. Given that most conservatorships include fiduciary duties and other financial considerations, it makes sense to retain the services of an experienced estate planning lawyer for conservatorships.

What Is the Difference Between Guardianship and Conservatorship?

In some states and under specific contexts, guardianship and conservatorship can be used interchangeably, but there are differences.

A guardian more commonly refers to someone who is appointed to care for a child or minor. Conservators typically tend to the affairs of an elderly or an individual who a court has determined is mentally incapacitated. Also, in a guardianship, the guardian is generally responsible for making health care and overall wellness decisions for their wards. The appointed conservator makes more financial decisions in a conservatorship, often regarding an estate or other assets.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It’s important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice’s billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

Does firm size matter?

For most consumer legal issues, the size of the practice is much less important than the experience, competence, and reputation of the attorney(s) handling your case. Among the most important factors when choosing an attorney are your comfort level with the attorney or practice and the attorney’s track record in bringing about quick, successful resolutions to cases similar to yours.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff – a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment – A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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