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About this Program

What options are available to an individual who becomes incapacitated and has not made any decisions regarding her accounts, power of attorney, health care proxy, or revocable trusts? In this lecture, Elder Law attorney Daniel Fish guides viewers through the process of how New York courts appoint guardianships for incapacitated individuals who are no longer able to competently handle certain aspects of their lives, as occurred in the infamous case of wealthy philanthropist Brooke Astor. He begins his discussion with the statutory basis of guardianships, Mental Hygiene Law, Article 81, and thoroughly examines the various matters to consider when drafting the guardian petition on behalf of a petitioner (who is usually a family member). The course also covers the basic process for filing guardianship petitions with the court, the hearing process, and the possible outcomes from the hearing.  Mr. Fish concludes his presentation with a thorough analysis of important issues that arise out of guardianship legal fees and the solutions that can be implemented to resolve them.  Daniel Fish provides New York attorneys with all the necessary information to successfully initiate guardianship proceedings on behalf of family member petitioners, cross-petitioners, and alleged incapacitated persons themselves.

Agenda:
I.      The Statutory Basis and Origins of NY Guardianship Law
II.     Drafting and Filing the Guardianship Petition
III.    The Guardianship Hearing
IV.   Guardianship Legal Fees

Reviews

John
New York, NY

Very good!

Aubrey
Brooklyn, NY

Excellent

Joseph
Staten Island, NY

great class

Colleen
Huntington, NY

Mr. Fish speaks with pithy apercus on Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law. It was extremely informative, well presented and the practical advice throughout his lecture was a great help to navigate the court system. Thank you.

Nathan
New York, NY

Very informative and articulate! I hope to see more presentations from this speaker soon!

Erris
Chester, NJ

Great speaker. Knowledgeable, clear and practical advice.

James
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY

very practical overview.

Rick
New York, NY

A well done class. Surperb prsentaton.

John
New York, NY

Perfect.

Karoline
New York, NY

I absolutely love this attorney's presentations on elder law issues. Very helpful to young attorneys with aging parents. Thank you!

Eric
New Fairfield, CT

Excellent, thank you.

Richard
Marcellus, NY

very easy to follow

Ira
Bronx, NY

very good

John

excellent seminar

Harold
Latham, NY

Effective Presentation

Norman
Glen Cove, NY

Very good

Arthur
Merrick, NY

very good primer guaedianship lecture.

Valerie
Brooklyn,

Very clear and dynamic speaker.

Susanne
New York, NY

A good, concise overview of the subject.

Jennifer
Bedford,

Fish is an excellent speaker. He is well-organized. He put guardianship in context before launching into his lecture. He is easy to follow and easy to understand. Well done.

Alan
White Plains,

very good

Deborah
Hoboken, NJ

It was very clear and concise. Mr. Fish was a very good lecturer.

Melea
Tuckahoe, NY

Mr. Fish was very coherent. I walked away learning a good deal.

ethan
New York, NY

Solid overview

Melody
White Plains, NY

The subject is so interesting and relevant, I wish it could have been longer, but the speaker did a fantastic job of covering broadly, as well as bring it in to "real world" examples. I would definitely watch any lecture he gives.

Margaret
Saratoga Springs, NY

practical, informative, comprehensive...excellent speaker

James
Rochester, NY

Good session.

Timothy
Lake Placid, NY

Good program

Lawrence
Trumansburg, NY

Clear and precise and covered lawyers problems (not meaning only the fee issue)..

Lester
Wheatley Heights, NY

informative and practical advice

Joung Ho
Flushing, NJ

It was a good presentation regarding guardianship.

kelly
Mamaroneck, NY

This a great nuts-and-bolts introduction to the area of guardianship. Well organized and clearly presented.

Dorothy
New York, NY

This course sets forth a wonderful introduction and still gets into good detail about the area of practice including practical tips.

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Production Date

April 25, 2011

Credits

New York
1 Professional Practice