Name: Barbara M. Kislak, Esq.
Diversity Profile
Practice Areas: Elder Law, Probate Administration, Medicaid Planning, Wills, Trusts, Guardianship, Estate Planning, Supplemental Needs Trusts, Mediation.
Location: New York (New York Co.)
Legal guardian: A legal guardian is a person who has the legal authority (and the corresponding duty) to care for the personal and property interests of another person, called a ward. Usually, a person has the status of guardian because the ward is incapable of caring for his or her own interests due to infancy, incapacity, or disability. Most countries and states have laws that provide that the parents of a minor child are the legal guardians of that child, and that the parents can designate who shall become the child’s legal guardian in the event of death.