What are they and why would you need them?

If there are no advance directives or durable powers of attorney in place and a family member becomes incapacitated, a guardianship may be necessary if she or he is no longer able to care for him or herself.  In Westchester County and surrounding areas of New York,  in order to establish a guardianship for an elderly or mentally incapacitated person, it is necessary to start a court proceeding under Article 81 of the New York State Mental Hygiene Law.

For disabled adult children, it is usually necessary to start a court proceeding for guardianship under Article 17-A of the New York State Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act.  There are a number of factors to be considered before starting an Article 17-A proceeding and we can help you with this process. 

While parents or other family members could fill out the paperwork and work with the court, it is often easier for us to help you with this process and make sure that it moves forward smoothly. 

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Law Offices of Elizabeth H. Klampert is located in Tarrytown, NY and serves clients in and around Amawalk, Ardsley, Ardsley-on-Hudson, Armonk, Baldwin Place, Banksville, Bedford, Bedford Hills, Bedford Village, Briarcliff Manor, Bronxville, Buchanan, Chappaqua, Cortlandt, Cortlandt Manor, Crompond, Cross River, Croton Falls, Croton-on-Hudson, Crugers, Dobbs Ferry, Eastchester, Elmsford, Fleetwood, Goldens Bridge, Granite Springs, Greenburgh, Harrison, Hartsdale, Hastings-on-Hudson, Hawthorne, Irvington, Jefferson Valley, Katonah, Larchmont, Lewisboro, Lincolndale, Mamaroneck, Maryknoll, Millwood, Mohegan Lake, Montrose, Mount Kisco, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, New Castle, New Rochelle, North Castle, North Salem, North White Plains, Ossining Town, Ossining Village, Peekskill, Pelham, Pelham Manor, Pleasantville, Pocantico Hills, Port Chester, Pound Ridge, Purchase, Purdys, Rye, Rye Brook, Scarborough, Scarsdale, Scotts Corners, Shenorock, Shrub Oak, Sleepy Hollow, Somers, South Salem, Tarrytown, Thornwood, Tuckahoe, Valhalla, Verplanck, Waccabuc, West Harrison, White Plains, Yonkers, Yorktown, Yorktown Heights.

We also serve: Putnam County, Duchess County, Rockland County, Orange County and New York City.

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