New York Guardianship Proceedings
About this Lawline.com 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.
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
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.
Very informative and articulate! I hope to see more presentations from this speaker soon!
Great speaker. Knowledgeable, clear and practical advice.
very practical overview.
A well done class. Surperb prsentaton.
I absolutely love this attorney's presentations on elder law issues. Very helpful to young attorneys with aging parents. Thank you!
Excellent, thank you.
very easy to follow
Great lecture. Very detailed.
very good primer guaedianship lecture.
Very clear and dynamic speaker.
A good, concise overview of the subject.
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.
It was very clear and concise. Mr. Fish was a very good lecturer.
Mr. Fish was very coherent. I walked away learning a good deal.
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.
practical, informative, comprehensive...excellent speaker
Clear and precise and covered lawyers problems (not meaning only the fee issue)..
informative and practical advice
It was a good presentation regarding guardianship.
This a great nuts-and-bolts introduction to the area of guardianship. Well organized and clearly presented.
This course sets forth a wonderful introduction and still gets into good detail about the area of practice including practical tips.
good precise guidance in drafting court documents and retainers.
Mr. Fish was terrific....he was straightforward and very clear..able to communicate very well.
this is one of the clearest and best laid out courses I have taken this year. The speaker addresses all aspects of the proceeding and provides legal citations and references for the viewer to review. I highly recommend it
very well done.