Guardianships & Surrogate Litigation


Guardianships entail appointing an independent third party to oversee someone who is incapacitated person due to injury or illness. These independent guardians oversee the physical and financial well-being of the patient. Local courts will appoint a guardian to act in the person’s best interests. Both Alice Collopy and Michael Carlucci are experienced in this area.

Court applications are also necessary to declare an individual as “an incapacitated person,” particularly when an individual reaches the age of eighteen and must have someone, (typically a parent), to manage his/her affairs. These applications are technical. Our backgrounds in medical malpractice help us and our clients to navigate the maze of medical conditions and terminology in this arena.