The New York County Clerk’s office now requires that all Stipulations and Consents to E-Filing in Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 guardianship cases must be So Ordered before being filed with the Clerk.

Many practitioners, including myself, are electing to convert their Article 81 paper cases to  NYSCEF. In New York County, before filing a Stipulation and Consent to E-Filing, it would be prudent to contact the New York County Guardianship and Fiduciary Support Office to confirm the proper procedure.