Guardianship


The courts in White Plains, New York have the authority to appoint a guardian to protect the interests of adults and infants who cannot protect themselves.


  • The Surrogate’s Court can appoint a guardian to protect the person and property of an adult or an infant. A Guardian for the Property of an infant or a mentally retarded or developmentally disabled adult can be authorized to invest, sell, lease, or mortgage the ward’s property.
  • The Supreme Court can appoint a Guardian for the property, not the person, of an adult.
  • The Family Court can appoint a Guardian only for the person of a minor under the age of eighteen years old.

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