Suffolk County Guardianship Attorney

Are You Concerned About Your Ability to Care for a Loved One?

If you are facing a situation where you will need to take on a greater role in caring for a loved one, you are likely feeling a mix of emotions. On one hand, you are concerned for your loved one's well-being and quality of life. On the other hand, you are likely feeling stressed and overwhelmed by the idea of taking on more responsibility.

If you are facing a situation like this, you may be considering becoming a guardian. At The Law Office of Michael Catalanotto, PC, we are familiar with the process of becoming a guardian and can help you through it. We can also help you and your loved one address all of the legal and practical issues that come up in this type of situation.

We can help you answer questions like:

  • What are the requirements to be a guardian?
  • How do I become the guardian of my child or a relative?
  • How do I terminate a guardianship?

Contact us today to get answers to your questions! 

How Do I Become a Guardian?

Becoming a guardian is a legal process, and there are specific requirements that must be met in order to become a guardian. For example, you must be at least 18 years old and a resident of New York State. You must also have sufficient financial resources to care for the person you wish to become the guardian of. Additionally, you must be able to provide for their physical health, safety, and moral and intellectual development. If you are interested in becoming a guardian, it is important to speak to an attorney who is knowledgeable about the process.

Is There a Time Limit to Become a Guardian?

The time limit to become a guardian depends on the circumstances. In most cases, you will have 90 days to petition to become a guardian. However, if you are seeking to become the guardian of a child, you will have only 30 days to file your petition.

How Do I Terminate a Guardianship?

If you are no longer able to care for a loved one due to physical or mental limitations, you may be able to terminate your guardianship. In order to do so, you must be physically or mentally unable to care for the person you are the guardian of. Additionally, you must have someone who is willing to take on the responsibility of caring for the person.

Contact Our Law Office for Legal Guidance

Becoming a guardian can be a stressful and overwhelming process. If you are considering becoming a guardian, our team at The Law Office of Michael Catalanotto, PC can help you navigate the legal issues involved. We can also help you and your loved one address all of the practical and emotional issues that come up during this type of situation.

Give our firm a call at (631) 621-3750 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with our firm.

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