Guardianships for People with Special Needs and Disabilities

In New Jersey, everyone who reaches the age of 18 (the legal age of majority), will be able to legally make their own decisions. Parents can no longer make decisions on behalf of their children who are 18 or older. This is true even when the child has disabilities that may make them unable to make sound decisions regarding their care or other important aspects of their life. To deal with this issue, parents may Read More

New Jersey Estate Planning: The Difference Between a Conservatorship and a Guardianship

As New Jersey residents age, they can develop mental and physical disabilities that make it difficult to handle their personal affairs. Certain children who turn eighteen—such as those with certain disabilities—may have special physical and emotional needs that need to be addressed so they can function and live their lives. Concerned parents, family members, and friends often want to help out the people they love but Read More

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Naming a Guardian for Your Children

When you have children, the estate planning process becomes especially important. Not only is it necessary to ensure your wishes are carried out and your family is financially provided for if you pass, it is absolutely vital for the purpose of naming a guardian who will raise your children if you and their other parent are ever killed or unable to raise them. The fact is, accidents happen all the time, and the Read More