Help & Resources for Guardians

Court-appointed guardians have many legal responsibilities. For example:

  • regularly reporting to the court
  • visiting or taking care of the person they have been appointed to be a guardian for, and/or
  • managing a person's personal needs or financial affairs, or both

The following resources are available to help guardians fulfill their legal responsibilities:

Guardian Assistance Network (GAN)
Offers support, practical advice, and training to help non-professional ("lay") guardians carry out their guardianship responsibilities.

Guardian and Fiduciary Services (GFS)
Coordinates education, training, information services, monitoring and reporting for court-appointed New York fiduciaries including guardians, attorneys for alleged incapacitated persons, and court evaluators.

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