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Skilled Representation For Complex Guardianship Proceedings

Establishing a guardianship in New Jersey is a complicated process. You need an experienced attorney on your side who understands guardianships and other related probate matters. With offices in Hamilton Township, Salvatore DePinto, Attorney at Law, has been providing such representation for 30 years and has established a reputation for careful and cost-effective services.

What The Guardianship Process Entails

Guardianship is the process through which a court appoints a person or agency to act on behalf of an individual. Guardianships can be on behalf of the person, on behalf of their estate, or both. When a court grants guardianship of a person, an individual is appointed to act on behalf of an incapacitated individual. This appointed guardian will be responsible for making all their personal decisions involving health, education and general well-being. When a guardianship is granted for an individual’s estate, the court appoints a guardian to manage the financial affairs and assets of an individual. In certain situations, the court may order that one person be a guardian of both the person and their estate.

The guardianship process involves several technical steps, including:

  • Statements from several doctors concerning the individual’s medical condition
  • An assessment of how the disability affects their decision making and causes a need for guardianship
  • A court evaluation of the person requesting to be the guardian of the individual

Once these items are in place, a hearing will be conducted to determine the needs of the individual in question, who the guardian will be and what authority they will have. Guardianship is a long-term commitment that requires legal steps to modify, revoke or terminate.

Secure An Attorney Experienced In Guardianship Matters

If you are facing the complicated guardianship process or have questions about guardianship matters, Salvatore DePinto, Attorney at Law, can help. Call our Hamilton Township office at 609-807-8942 or complete our online form to schedule a consultation.