Who can serve as Guardian?

by Tamara I Jordan on Mar. 29, 2022

Civil & Human Rights Elder Law Estate  Estate Planning   General Practice 

Summary: According to Mental Hygiene Law § 81.03, there are different types of guardians, and this article provides you with a brief summary of the types of guardians in New York.

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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