Guardianship Proceedings in New York

medicaid elder care attorneyThere are several reasons to bring a guardianship proceeding in New York State. A situation may have arisen where a family friend or loved one is no longer capable of either taking care of themselves or handling their finances. In other situations an individual who is becoming incapacitated becomes the victim of a fraudulent transfer of assets, mishandling of funds and other assets by an individual using a power of attorney, or other actions taken by persons who have gained control of an incapacitated person’s assets and improperly spent them. Legal action can be taken to deal with these improper actions. In the State of New York you can bring a guardianship proceeding pursuant to Article 81 of the New York Mental Hygiene Law.

More Than 100 Years of Combined Legal Experience

The attorneys at the Law Office of Elliot Schlissel have more than 100 years of combined legal experience dealing with, assisting and helping families, friends and loved ones take care of individuals who have become incapacitated, see to it their assets are secured, and in cases where there have been fraudulent transactions, recover those assets fraudulently taken or secreted by other individuals.

Guardianship Litigation

Senior citizens can be taken advantage of by a wide variety of means. Sometimes bright, articulate individuals develop issues concerning dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or simply lose acuity and sharpness. They can become prey to fraudulent schemes, tricksters, and ne’er-do-well friends and relatives. Their assets can be attacked, taken, mishandled by caregivers, lawyers, friends and relatives.

Helping The Infirm

When an individual becomes old and/or infirm, they become more susceptible to having their decisions improperly influenced. This becomes a dangerous situation for them. In these situations it is absolutely necessary that a guardianship proceeding be undertaken to see to it their finances are secured and the senior’s health issues are dealt with. This protects the senior’s health and well being as well as securing his or her estate for future generations. Elderly individuals are often unable to protect themselves. Guardianship proceedings are undertaken to protect them.

Mistreating Seniors

If you suspect a friend, relative or loved one is being mistreated, taken advantage of, or is incapable of handling their personal finances or personal health needs, contact our office for a free consultation. We can help you deal with these issues. Our attorneys have more than three decades of experience seeing to it that senior citizens live with dignity, the respect and the proper health care they are entitled to.

guardianship attorney on Long IslandElliot Schlissel is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He can be reached for a free consultation at 1-800-344-6431, 516-561-6645 or 718-350-2802.