This program will review the process of discharging a guardian in a Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 proceeding - i.e., ending the guardianship or facilitating the appointment of a successor guardian. The course will give a practical overview of how to prepare a discharge application, governing law, how the process differs from county to county, and other court customs. The instructor will discuss the plethora of reasons a guardian (or their ward) may seek discharge of the guardian, including regaining mental capacity, death of the incapacitated person, the transfer of a ward to a nursing home when the guardian is a community guardian program, discharge for wrongdoing, and other purposes.
Presented by Daniel J. Reiter, Esq., this program will benefit article 81 guardians, and attorneys representing article 81 guardians and incapacitated persons seeking discharge of their guardian.
Daniel J. Reiter is an attorney in New York City. Mr. Reiter focuses in the areas of estate and trust litigation and adult guardianship. He also routinely practices in the areas of real estate and estate administration, estate planning, elder law, special needs law, and civil litigation and dispute resolution. He is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.
Prior to establishing his own practice, Mr. Reiter worked as an associate for a distinguished century-old Staten Island law firm, where he handled a variety of matters in Surrogate’s Court, including will contests, turnover proceedings, contested accounting proceedings, and creditors’ claims against estates. During law school, Mr. Reiter interned in Richmond County Surrogate’s Court, where he played a leading role in drafting a judicial decision regarding a guardianship dispute.
Prior to his career as an attorney, Mr. Reiter worked as a political reporter for Politicker.com, providing political coverage from the floors of the 2008 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Following his departure, he was lauded as an “omnipresent” reporter by the Baltimore Sun.
Mr. Reiter, a South Florida native, currently lives in Manhattan, New York.
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