New York Elder Care and Guardianship Attorney
Experienced Guardianship Lawyer for the Hudson Valley
There are numerous scenarios in which a person will be deprived of the ability to adequately manage his or her affairs. Legal incapacity can be due to the aging process, the onset of dementia, brain and nervous system disorders, and other causes. If you have a loved one, young or old, who has lost capacity, don’t wait any longer to contact an attorney to determine the appropriate steps forward to ensure your loved one is protected and cared for.
I am guardianship attorney, James Yastion, Esq. and my firm is located in New Paltz, New York. To the extent possible, it is always advisable to plan in advance for incapacity through powers of attorney, health care proxies and the like. However, if incapacity comes by surprise or is not anticipated, you may need to petition the court to be appointed guardian.
I have years of experience representing all parties in guardianship proceedings both in the Supreme Court under Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law or in the Surrogate’s Court under Article 17 and 17-A of the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act. I will commence guardianship proceedings as well as handle each stage of the process from the petition to the hearing to the annual accountings. I will represent guardians with regard to day-to-day administration of the guardianship estate. I will prepare periodic applications to the court for withdrawals for necessities, and assist my clients in preparing and defending their annual and final guardianship accountings. If disputes arise, I also have experience handling contested Guardianships for both minor children and adults with disabilities.
Medicaid Planning Lawyer Serving Clients in Ulster, Orange and Dutchess Counties
I am a Medicaid and elder care planning attorney located in New Paltz, New York and I provide elder care and Medicaid planning to seniors or disabled individuals who require either crisis/emergency Medicaid planning or advanced planning services. You have worked hard to accumulate your wealth and the onset of old age, dementia or disease should not mean the mandatory dissipation of assets towards nursing home and rising medical costs. There are numerous options available to shelter income and assets for the next generation including irrevocable Medicaid trusts, supplemental needs trusts and gifting strategies.
If you or a loved one is or may become incapacitated and may need long term care, or if you have no plan in place or would like an experienced attorney to review your current plan, call (845) 255-4400 or email email@example.com to discuss your legal concerns.