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Elder Law Attorney in Brooklyn, New York

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Essential Elder Law Matters

A variety of complex issues and legal questions arise as men and women reach the twilight of their lives. A skilled and knowledgeable attorney can protect and shelter assets for the preservation of wealth and end-of-life planning. Attorney Lathrop is here to help citizens throughout Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and Staten Island, New York with the following elder law matters:

  • Article 81 Guardianship Proceedings

  • Medicaid Planning

Article 81 Guardianship Proceedings

The purpose of an Article 81 guardianship proceeding is to appoint a guardian for a person who is deemed incapacitated and therefore unable to make decisions that concern personal and/or financial matters. In these cases, a judge must decide whether a person is incapacitated and if they need to have a guardian appointed. A judge can then appoint an Article 81 guardian to help a person manage the person's property, personal needs, or both.

A person is considered incapacitated if they are unable to care for their own property and/or personal needs, and likely to suffer harm or financial abuse because they are not able to understand the consequences of not being able to care for these needs.

To obtain an Article 81 guardian, a person aged 18+ or a qualified agency/entity must first file a case in court and prove that a guardian is necessary. Whoever files for the appointment of an Article 81 guardian will be referred to as the petitioner.

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Jaime Lathrop, Esq offers trustworthy legal representation that's backed by experience. You can trust Attorney Lathrop to help you or an elderly family member avoid potential financial abuse and to keep your finances in order according to your best interests. He's known for providing excellent service to his diverse array of clients and deeply understands the ins and outs of Article 81 guardianships. When the time comes to plan for Medicaid or to name a guardian, you or your elderly loved one can trust Attorney Lathrop to proactively guide you through the process. Reach out to his Brooklyn law firm today to request a free consultation.