Who can serve as Guardian?
Pursuant to Mental Hygiene Law § Section 81.02, a guardianship judge will determine whether the appointment of a guardian is necessary to provide for the personal and property needs of the person such as food, clothing, shelter, health care, to name a few.
Mental Hygiene Law § 81.03 (a) states that a guardian must be a person over 18 years of age. A guardian can also be a corporation, public agency, or local department of social services for a person’s personal and/or property management needs. To learn more about the qualifications, role, and responsibilities of a guardian, contact the Law Office of Tamara I. Jordan P.L.L.C.
The Law Office of Tamara I. Jordan P.L.L.C. handles guardianship cases in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens. and the Bronx.
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