Guardianships serve to protect the rights and interests of individuals who are incapable of taking care of themselves for one reason or another. Often, these people are children without parents, young adults with developmental disabilities and older adults for whom advancing age or health problems prevent them from being able to be responsible for their own care.
Often a child's guardian may be named by a parent in their will. When a parent has minor children, a major function of their will may be to name the child's guardian. But sometimes, a parent dies without a Will or has become unable for some reason to care for a child. We can help with a guardianship or establishing custody for the care of the child on a permanent or temporary basis.
For adult guardianships, a petition will require the support of medical evidence. We can help develop the evidence required to support the need for a guardianship. Disabled adults and seniors may also have differing levels of ability and we can assist in creating guardianships and conservatorships that meet the specific needs of the disabled adult or senior.
Our skill and experience with guardianship law in New Jersey allows us to answer many complicated questions and provide the level of skillful representation that is required when attempting to establish a guardianship.