The word tragedy should be defined in the dictionary as when a loved one needs a guardian. Few things in life can be more painful than when someone you love, maybe a parent who dedicated their life to caring for you, or a sibling whom you have been close to all your life, has mentally or physically deteriorated to the point where they are no longer capable of caring for themselves.

If you find yourself in this situation, and you're reading this, most likely, no one thought of putting advance directives into place in time - such as a Healthcare Proxy, or a Durable Power of Attorney. If you had those, a guardianship proceeding may not have been necessary.

Or maybe you're in a situation where one child is taking unfair advantage of a parent physically, financially, or both.

The Long Island Guardianship Practice of Akiva Shapiro Law can help you through these trying times. Akiva Shapiro is a compassionate lawyer, who takes the time to get to know you and your family and your loved one and can help you make the best decisions on how to accomplish your objectives. You may wish to manage your loved one's finances, or manage their personal care, or both, or maybe, you want to be empowered to stop elder abuse.

Akiva Shapiro can help you with the simple matters, as well as the complex litigation matters if the need calls for it.