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Joseph Hanshe is a Court Examiner, duly designated by Order of the Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court for the Second Judicial Department.  As such, accounts are examined  and inventories are filed or required to be filed, in accordance with former sections 77.29, 78.23 and 78.25, and in accordance with section 79.17 and Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law.

The following links provide helpful information and forms that can be downloaded and used to fulfill Guardian requirements:

New York Mental Hygiene Law, Article 81

Statutory Provision Regarding the Commission to Guardian

(Mental Hygiene Law Section 81.27)

Guardians Court Approved Training Course



Guardians Initial (90 day) Report and Instructions


Statutory Provision Regarding the Initial Report

(Mental Hygiene Law Section 81.30)


Guardians Annual Report

Guardians Annual Report - Simplified Account

(For Cash Assets totaling $100,000 or less)

Statutory Provision Regarding the Annual Report

(Mental Hygiene Law Section 81.31)



Final Report Sample

Statutory Provision Regarding the Intermediate and Final Report
(Mental Hygiene Law Section 81.33)

Statutory Provision Regarding Proceedings Upon the Death of the Incapacitated Person
(Mental Hygiene Law Section 81.44)


Need More Information or Have Additional Questions?

Contact Lisa Lepping, Guardianship Account Manager, at 631-563-2426 for assistance.

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