When a person cannot take care of themself because of a mental or physical condition, it’s often in their best interests for a trusted loved one to become their guardian. That said, being a loved one’s guardian comes with a lot of responsibility, and the legal process of becoming a guardian isn’t always a straightforward one. For this reason, if you’re looking to be your loved one’s guardian, you should strongly consider retaining the services of a knowledgeable Bergen County, New Jersey guardianships lawyer who can walk you through each step of the process ahead. Contact the Law Office of E. Gregory M. Cannarozzi to learn more about what we can do for you.
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A guardian is legally tasked with ensuring the well-being of their ward is preserved. Our Bergen County, New Jersey estate planning lawyer can help you secure a guardianship and walk you through exactly how to best care for your loved one.
Guardianships in New Jersey
Generally, in the event a person is incapable of taking care of himself or herself with respect to financial affairs due to, infancy, mental or physical incapacity, abuse, or domestic disputes, a guardianship proceeding or conservatorship may be required.
Upon proof of the foregoing, a court has the power to act on behalf of an adjudged incompetent and will appoint a guardian of the incompetent person’s property, guardian of the incompetent’s person, or both.
The guardian appointed fulfills the ward’s needs and protects the ward’s personal well-being and financial interests.
The court also has the power to limit and structure the appointments as circumstances dictate. The court may require that fiduciary bond(s) be posted, which can become very expensive as premiums must be paid annually.
If you would like to apply for a guardianship, the Law Office of E. Gregory M. Cannarozzi is here to help.
Contact a Guardianships Lawyer Today
Ultimately, the well-being of you and your loved one is our number one concern. Our legal team is highly-qualified in the area of estate and elder law, and we are here to do everything in our power to give you peace of mind. If you need a legal team you can depend on, you are in the right place. Don’t hesitate to contact the Law Office of E. Gregory M. Cannarozzi today to schedule your initial consultation with our seasoned estate planning law firm.