Article 17A Guardianship
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those pertaining to Article 17A, often referred to as part of the Mental
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Appointing Guardianship Through Article 17A
New York State law assumes that anyone 18 years of age or older has the
ability to take care of themselves. This is sometimes known as inherent
legal competence. The issue that quickly stems from this notion is that
people who have had mental incapacities or developmental disabilities
their whole lives are unlikely going to be able to handle everything that
comes their way, such as important medical or financial decisions.
It is up to loved ones to move for a court to assign
guardianship through Article 17A. To prove to the state that the individual requires
such guardianship, a certification from either two physicians or one physician
and one psychologist must be provided.
Responsibilities of the Guardian
No two guardianship cases are the same. Each is unique to the individuals
involved, so if you are assigned guardianship through Article 17A, you
could have an array of responsibilities or only a few.
A guardian might be in charge of the mentally disabled person's:
- Financial obligations
- Medical care plans
- Property control or maintenance
- Housing and hygiene
It should be noted that being assigned a guardian does not mean you must
become an in-home nurse for the person in question. Although, it could
mean that you will have to hire such a professional on their behalf to
check on or care for them regularly.
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Perhaps the wisest move you can make when dealing with Article 17A guardianship
hearings and proceedings is to team up with our New York estate litigation
lawyers. The last thing you would want to do would be to overlook an important
aspect of the court's ruling or the law, which could lead to complications
and serious issues. With us by your side, you can rest easy knowing that
you have the legal support necessary to overcome any obstacles and ensure
that your mentally disabled or incapacitated loved one will be comfortable.
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