New Jersey offers multiple forms of guardianship for adults that have limited or total incapacity, most commonly:
- New Jersey Statutes §3B:12-24.1(a); and
- New Jersey Statutes §3B:12-24.1(b).
While both of these involve petitioning a court to appoint a guardian to care for the person and/or property of another, there are some differences in the scope of the guardian’s duties and responsibilities. Continue reading “Guardianship Proceedings In New Jersey”
At 18 years old, all people in New Jersey, including those with disabilities, are considered adults under the law. Regardless of the individual’s type of disability or if he or she lives at home, once an individual reaches the age of 18, parents can no longer make decisions legally on their behalf. Some families may want to consider establishing a legal guardian for a disabled individual, once they reach the age of majority, who will represent his or her best interests.
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