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I am very sorry for your brother's situation.
Can you get a conservatorship? Likely yes. A conservatorship is an adult guardianship
. It essentially allows you to become the guardian of the ward, much like a parent to a child. This would allow control of his finances and decisions and getting him the help he needs. In NY, this is commonly regarded as Article 81. See here
One files for an ArticleXXXXXand would have to serve him as well as any other close/interested family members. He and/or others can then reply and deny the need for an Article 81, or, not reply at all, or reply and support the petition. In the end, it is up to the Judge to decide. His suicide attempt certainty helps.
May I recommend the NYC Bar referral service - here
. The attorneys are vetted and qualified. You should be able to find an attorney you are confident with and whom you can trust, and who is available ASAP.
I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck.
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