On Air with Deanna M. Eble

Special Needs Planning Deanna M, Eble joined Hilary Topper on her talk show, Hilary Topper on Air.  During this podcast, Deanna discusses some of the hurdles of raising a child with special needs. Many parents are inundated with information from all different sources encouraging a guardianship for their child. Guardianship is not the only option… Read More »

Power of Attorney versus Guardianship

Have you ever been concerned about an aging parent who seems to be making “bad” decisions? Or, have you thought about who will look after you should something tragic happen and you become incapacitated? These are difficult scenarios to think about, but Power of Attorney and Guardianship proceedings can offer peace of mind. In a… Read More »

Upcoming Webinar on “How Decisions Are Made: Guardianship”

Webinar – How Decisions Are Made: Guardianship Date: May 31, 2018 Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Location: Your Computer, Phone or Tablet Join Partner, Eric J. Einhart for this Free Educational Webinar. Please register for How Decisions Are Made: Guardianship on May 31, 2018 7:00 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1667398779208221441 Attend this free webinar on:… Read More »

Can a Guardian Bring a Divorce Proceeding?

As divorce, blended families, and second and third marriages become more common in our society, the questions of how these changing family dynamics will impact our aging population have become more complicated. The issue of divorce becomes especially complicated when there is an adult who is incapacitated. Under current law, a guardian under Mental Hygiene… Read More »

When Does a Guardianship End?

A guardian is someone who is appointed to make important decisions for another person who is not able to make those decisions on their own. This may be for a child, an adult with intellectual or developmental disabilities, or an adult who becomes incapacitated. One of the most common questions a guardian has when they… Read More »

Which Type of Guardianship is Appropriate for My Situation?

In New York, there are only two guardianship proceedings for adults, namely Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act (SCPA) Article 17-A guardianship, and Mental Hygiene Law (MHL) Article 81 guardianship. Although the basic premise for these two guardianship proceedings is the same – based upon the proper findings the court will appoint a guardian to care for… Read More »

What Does it Take to be a Guardian?

There are three types of guardianship proceedings in New York State: Article 17 – Guardianship of minors. Article 17A – Guardianship of adult individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Article 81 – A mental hygiene proceeding for adults who had capacity at one point but have lost a certain level of capacity.