Exploring Ethics in Adult Guardianship Matters in New York
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The guardianship community as a whole is tasked with protecting our most vulnerable citizens, ensuring they are treated with the most dignity possible, and defending their interests to make sure they are not exploited. This course, presented by Alison Arden Besunder of Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP, is designed to lay out best practices in adult guardianship law pursuant to Mental Hygiene Law Article 81.
The course will address key ethical questions which can arise during guardianship proceedings, the applicable laws, and how to navigate issues that, in cases of guardianship, are often emotionally charged. The content will benefit New York practitioners of Guardianship, Family, and Trust & Estates Law.
Identify who may file a petition to determine incapacity
Ascertain where the burden of proof lies
Review key components of Mental Hygiene Law Article 81
Recognize what constitutes a conflict of interest
Discuss best practices of how to represent an AIP and involve them in decisions to the greatest extent possible
Gather tips on maintaining civility in custody proceedings
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