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Contested Article 81 Guardianship – Video Replay

Contested Article 81 Guardianship – Video Replay

Article 81 Guardianship Training_VR_675_2023

This full-day video replay is dedicated entirely to contested Article 81 guardianship matters. Suitable for both the new and experienced attorney, this program will answer the many questions practitioners have about how to approach a guardianship proceeding where a contest arises. This practical program will provide substantive tips and guidance on a variety of issues, including the rules of evidence, discovery, representation of the AIP as well as exploring alternatives to litigation and the variety of circumstances where other alternatives would be appropriate.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The Role of Mediation in the Guardianship Part – Its Time Has Arrived
  • Post-Judgment Proceedings: Turnover Proceedings and Beyond
  • The Role of the AIP Attorney in Contested Guardianship Proceedings
  • Professional Compensation in Contested Matters
  • Discovery in Guardianships: “Flying Blind: (Un)discovery in Guardianship Proceedings”
  • Evidence in Guardianships – Not So Relaxed: Evidence and Objections in Guardianships
  • The Heightened Role of the Court Evaluator in Contested Proceedings


Laura M. Brancato, Esq., Speaker; Program Chair, Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone LLP

Beth Polner Abrahams, Esq., Speaker, Polner Abrahams Law Firm

Robert Abrams, Esq., Speaker, Abrams Fensterman, LLP

Joseph M. Accetta, Esq., Speaker, NYS Supreme Court, Westchester County

Alison Arden Besunder, Esq., Speaker, Goetz Fitzpatrick, LLP

Matthew Carmody, Esq., Speaker, Raphan Law Partners LLP

Elizabeth P. Donlon, Esq., Speaker, EPD Mediation

Daniel R. Miller, Esq., Speaker, Miller & Miller Law Group

Jeffrey R. Neuman, Esq., Speaker, Abrams Fensterman, LLP

Judith M. Nolfo, Esq., Speaker, Ulster County Surrogate's Court

Start Date:
  • July 14, 2023
Start Time:
  • 9:00 AM
End Time:
  • 3:45 PM
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 6.0
Skills Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 7.0
  • Virtual Participation
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • 0LU81Z
Section Member Price: $140.00
NYSBA Member Price: $175.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $250.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Elder Law & Special Needs Section
  • Trusts & Estates Law Section
  • Committee on Continuing Legal Education