Our firm has years of experience in representing clients with guardianships.Whether straightforward or complex, our firm is recognized all over Long Island and Queens as a leading guardianship law firm.
What is Guardianship?
Guardianship is a legal arrangement where a court gives a person the legal right to make decisions for another person who is unable to make decisions for themselves. Depending on the type of guardianship asked for and the person over whom guardianship is requested, the case is handled by the Family Court, the Supreme Court or the Surrogate’s Court.
Most guardianships are brought under various articles of New York Mental Hygiene Law (see below).
Guardianship of a Child
A child is a person who is 17 years old or younger, not married or in military service. The guardianship lasts until the child turns 18 years old and can be over the child’s “person” and/or the child’s “property”.