My Mom is in a nursing home with advanced Alzheimers. I as her daughter has had power of attorney of her finances, medical etc already before she became incapable of signing and making decisions on her own behalf. She and my Dad (deceased since 2000) had an active asbestos lawsuit case where settlements have been made, but I cannot not sign as POA or obtain any of the money on behalf of the family. The law firm is telling me that I need to apply for guardianship. Is it worth applying for guardianship and do you have an average cost for this in New York?