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Long Island Guardianship Law

A Long Island Family Attorneys usually sees two kinds of Guardianship cases. The first involves a situation where a minor has been abandoned, neglected or abused (physically or emotionally) or other special circumstance. The second kind of case concerns an adult, who because of illness, age or an accident cannot take care of themselves. In New York, child Guardianships are handled by the Family Court and adult Guardianships are heard by the Supreme Court. If your family has the emotionally stressful circumstance where you have an adult loved one cannot care for them self, or a child whose parents cannot provide for their welfare, call a Long Island Guardianship Lawyer today. At the office of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, our free initial consultation can help you and your family deal with the legal issues at hand. We have an office near you whether you live in Manhattan or Nassau County any of the surrounding counties.

When you contact a Long Island Family Lawyer, they will explain the circumstances where pursuing a guardianship is appropriate:

  • Where a person wants to ensure that the individual (minor child or incapacitated adult) will be taken care of in terms of their health, education and welfare and that their estate will be properly handled and maintained.

The New York Court will appoint a guardian to a child where it is shown that the child has been neglected, abused and/or abandoned. A Long Island Guardianship Lawyer will explain that this guardian will act much in the same way as the parent (Grandparents rights), and will be able to legally make decisions regarding the child’s welfare. We have experienced lawyers to assist you through this difficult process. Arrange for a free consultation at one of our many offices in Nassau, or Suffolk County or Westchester County.

The court may also appoint a guardian for someone who is allegedly incapacitated and over the age of 18, and because of illness, disability or age cannot take care of their daily needs. A relative or close friend will bring the individual to court, where the Judge will assess the individual, sometimes with the assistance of a physician. If granted, the court appointed guardian will have authority over the individual’s affairs, including making decisions regarding their physical well-being and/or property.

Your Long Island Guardianship Lawyer will explain that that obtaining a guardianship over someone is by its nature, a significant Family Law matter, because you are affecting someone’s personal rights. As such, it is important to contact a Long Island Guardianship Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC to ensure the best possible outcome for your loved one and your family. We are experienced in all Family Law matters such as Conservatorship cases and Guardianships, in addition to Divorce and child support matters. We have centrally located offices from Manhattan to the Suffolk County, and in all the surrounding counties to assist you. Call us today for free advice at 800.696.9529.

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