Guardianship is a legal decision made by a court. The decision made is that a particular person has become incapacitated. He or she can no longer make decisions about him or herself. The Court also appoints a “guardian” to make decisions for the person it deems incapacitated. This guardian is answerable to the Court. Guardians…

By: Robert J. Shanahan, Jr., Esq. Guardian candidates are now required to view a video created by the New Jersey Judiciary prior to being appointed by the Court. The New Jersey Courts want to be sure that guardians are aware of their responsibilities and obligations prior to their appointment. Guardianship Monitoring Program in New Jersey…

It is often assumed that when an incapacitated person needs a guardian, all right of decision making is taken from the person in need. While the removal of the right of self-decision making may be required in the vast majority of cases, it is not necessarily so. More and more states, including New Jersey, have…