Linda L. Kordes, Attorney at Law



attorney signing guardianship paperworkIn the event that an individual has not executed a power of attorney, and she has reached the point of incapacity that she cannot conduct business for herself, a loved one may commence a guardianship in court to have the loved one declared the incapacitated person's guardian. 

Also known as an "Article 81" such an appointment can confer authority on a guardian to conduct various business endeavors, and also authority to make health care and personal decisions on behalf of the incapacitated person.

Note: This content is based upon the law as it exists today in New York State, and that it is general in nature and not designed to specific situations that may have additional facts not contemplated by the author.

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