Anthony S. Danna is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Florida and is board certified as an Elder Law Attorney. He is the managing attorney for the firm of Danna & Associates, PC with primary offices in Staten Island...
Practice areas & skills: Guardianship, Estate Planning, Wills & Living Wills, Elder Law, Trusts
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When a person is too young to make decisions or is incapacitated and can no longer care for their own interests, guardian law allows the court to appoint someone to make legal and welfare decisions for them. A legal guardian may be appointed as a limited decision-maker or an all-purpose decision-maker. For example, children whose parents are divorcing often have limited legal guardians help decide custody issues. Nursing home residents may need a general legal guardian to make all their welfare decisions for them. Guardianship lawyers advise you about the appropriate legal guardianship for your particular circumstances. They also help with guardianship forms and other legal paperwork, and represent the guardian once one is appointed.