Are you seeking guidance and counsel in a guardianship matter? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Rochester family law attorney Aaron M. Gavenda is the dedicated and compassionate legal professional you want on your side. He and our team stand ready to take on your case.
Our firm has helped hundreds of individuals and families navigate the legal system in New York. We have the experience necessary to resolve even the most complicated guardianship cases, and we are known for our skill, tenacity, and dedication to our clients. When you work with us, you can rest assured that we will be by your side every step of the way.
What Is a Guardianship?
A guardianship is a legal arrangement in which an individual or an institution is appointed to manage the personal affairs of an incapacitated person. This could include making medical decisions, personal decisions, and financial decisions. The person who is granted guardianship over the incapacitated person is referred to as the guardian and is tasked with making decisions on behalf of the incapacitated person. The incapacitated person is referred to as the ward.
What Is Incapacity?
In order for a guardian to be appointed, the court must first determine that the person is incapacitated. An individual is considered incapacitated if he or she is unable to manage his or her personal affairs due to a physical and/or mental disability.
This could include:
- Mental illness
- Physical disability
- Drug or alcohol addiction
If you need to establish guardianship because a loved one is incapacitated, it is important to seek legal guidance as soon as possible. We can review your rights and options with you.
New York Guardianship Litigation
An uncontested guardianship is one in which there are no objections to the appointment of a guardian. A contested guardianship is one in which the ward (or another party) is resistant to the appointment. Rochester guardianship attorney Aaron Gavenda can help you with uncontested or contested proceedings. In either case, our firm can help you pursue the best possible result.
Contact Our Rochester, NY Firm
If you are seeking to become a guardian or are a guardian who needs to petition the court for an extension or modification of your duties, we can help. Our firm has helped numerous individuals and families resolve guardianship matters, and we are ready to see how we can help you.