New Jersey Guardianship Lawyers
When the parents of a minor have passed away or are otherwise incapacitated, a legal guardian is appointed to be the caretaker until the child is 18 years old. The guardian will then be given all the same responsibilities that a parent would, such as decisions regarding the physical care of the child. Furthermore, guardianship involves not only the custody of the child but may also involve the management of the child’s estate.
In many cases, a guardian is named in a parent’s will, but a court will appoint the guardian if need be. The attorneys of Bercik Law understand the complexities surrounding the establishment of guardianship, and believe that many potential guardians may benefit from the legal assistance of our guardianship lawyers.
Process for Establishing Guardianship
Establishing guardianship in New Jersey can quickly become a complicated situation. In short, in order to file a case to become a guardian, you must:
- Fill out all necessary forms
- File paperwork with the court clerk
- “Give notice” to certain people, relatives, and agencies
- Acquire signatures from those who agree you are a suitable guardian
- Speak with a court investigator
- Appear at your court hearing
This process can be taxing for anyone applying to be a guardian, and legal representation can be invaluable.
Contact a Guardianship Attorney in New Jersey
If you are beginning or are in the middle of the process of establishing guardianship, it would be wise to consider how and experienced professional help. To get in contact with one of our experienced guardianship lawyers, call (732)483-6300 or visit our Contact page.
Whether you are establishing a conservatorship or guardianship, or you are challenging an existing conservatorship or guardianship, our experienced legal team can provide you with the assistance you need.
Speak with a Conservatorship and Guardianship Attorney in New Jersey
If you are pursuing a conservatorship or guardianship, or otherwise require legal representation regarding these issues, our experienced team can help. Contact an attorney with Bercik Law today to speak with a qualified legal professional about your situation and learn more about how we can help.
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