OUR MISSION……New York Guardianship Services’ role is to provide fiduciary services to elderly and disabled persons who are no longer capable of making their own health and financial decisions.

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ELIGIBILITY

Clients must be adult residents of New York County who have been adjudicated as an incapacitated person and are in need of a guardian.

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DECISION-MAKING PRINCIPLES

As guardian, NY Guardianship follows two basic decision-making principles to ensure that clients’ wishes are being followed as much as possible

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COURT PROCESS

Most guardianship is started when a family member or friend hires an attorney to file an application for guardianship. When no family member or friend is available to apply, agency staff members, hospitals, and other service providers may submit information to begin the court-initiated guardianship process.

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