• Surrogate's Court, Bronx County
  • 966 M-96/B; 145 G 95
  • Feb 07 2017 (Date Decided)
  • Surrogate Malave-Gonzalez
GUARDIANSHIP OF CHRISTOPHER S., AN INTELLECTUALLY DISABLED PERSON (966 M-96/B; 145 G 95) — In this application by the guardian ad litem appointed for Christopher seeking to approve the funding of a second amended supplemental needs trust dated November 11, 2016 for Christopher's benefit pursuant to the terms of two "so-ordered" written stipulations dated October 6, 2016 entered into with Christopher's mother, as guardian of his personal and property, whose letters of SNT trusteeship were suspended, and Christopher's uncle as the nominated successor SNT trustee for the second amended SNT, process issued to Christopher, the mother and uncle, Christopher's cousin who is the nominated second successor trustee, the New York City Department of Human Resources/DSS (HRA), the Oklahoma Health Care Authority and the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, and there was no appearance in opposition. HRA, which previously provided benefits to Christopher, filed a response recommending approval of the application, the mother filed a renunciation of her letters of SNT trusteeship and consents to the application and the uncle filed an oath and designation as successor SNT trustee. The petitioner also seeks to be paid $27,300 for legal services and $1,072.44 for disbursements incurred on her ward's behalf, and that the mother be paid $32,680.47 in reimbursement of the balance of funds which she personally expended for Christopher's benefit since December, 2015.

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