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When a Loved One Needs a Guardian

Published October 2, 2008

Caring for a loved one is a situation that many people find themselves in, and the caregiver’s status as a guardian should be made official by the law. Often times, individuals begin taking care of a relative or loved one without thinking about the need for official legal documentation. If you are managing the health and financial decisions of loved one, becoming their legal guardian will simplify many common tasks.

As a guardian, you can more effectively handle decisions related to the health and medical treatment of your family member or loved one. Something as simple as picking up prescriptions may be hindered without legal guardianship.

The experienced New York Elder law attorneys at Littman Krooks can explain your rights and responsibilities as guardian or help you get guardianship over someone close to you.

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