NJ Guardianship and Fiduciary Services

The New Jersey Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli provides guardianship services to clients as legal counsel and professional fiduciary. In that regard, Mr. Vanarelli is a Certified Elder Law Attorney, a National Certified Guardian and a Guardian and Court Evaluator in New York State. This combination of credentials allows Mr. Vanarelli and his firm to offer a wide variety of guardianship services to clients.

Guardianship and Fiduciary Services for NJ Residents

Mr. Vanarelli often represents family members and others seeking guardianship of incapacitated loved ones. Mr. Vanarelli is also available to serve as agent under powers of attorney or as guardian for clients in need of such services. Similarly, Mr. Vanarelli may serve as executor under a Last Will and Testament, or trustee of an inter vivos or testamentary trust. We offer these services to New Jersey residents:

  • Counsel for Family Members Seeking Guardianship of Incapacitated Loved Ones
  • Guardian of the Person
  • Guardian of the Estate
  • Agent under a Power of Attorney
  • Agent under an Advance Medical Directive
  • Executor
  • Trustee
  • Estate Administration
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Conservator
  • Representative Payee
  • Legal Counsel for the Proposed Ward in a Guardianship Lawsuit
  • Legal Counsel for Parties in Guardianship Contests

Legal Counsel for Family Members Seeking Guardianships

The law firm represents family members and others in legal proceedings for the appointment of a guardian for an incapacitated person.

Guardianship of the Person

Once appointed as guardian by the chancery court, the law firm works to arrange for appropriate services that provide for the health, welfare and safety of a ward.

Guardianship of the Estate

Once appointed as a guardian for financial affairs by the chancery court, the law firm ensures that the assets of an incapacitated person are properly managed and protected in accordance with the law.

Agent Under a Power of Attorney or Advance Medical Directive

Mr. Vanarelli is available to carry out and advocate for wishes that were previously expressed in a power of attorney or advance medical directive, when the client is unable to do so for him/herself.

Executor or Trustee

Mr. Vanarelli is available to serve as executor under a Last Will and Testament, or as trustee of a trust established during life or after death via the client’s Last Will and Testament.

Legal Counsel for Parties in Guardianship Contests

The law firm represents family members in contested guardianship litigation, including contesting the appointment of a proposed guardian.

Estate Management

The law firm provides professional NJ estate management. By first assessing the needs of our clients, the law firm is able to develop an estate plan to assure that each beneficiary’s needs are met to the maximum extent possible.

Guardian ad Litem

When certain individuals, particularly children and vulnerable adults, are involved in disputes or in guardianship contests, the court may appoint Mr. Vanarelli to act as a guardian ad litem to act in the best interests of the protected individual during litigation.

Conservatorships

There may be times when an individual requests assistance to help manage his or her financial affairs. Mr. Vanarelli may serve as court-ordered conservator in these cases.

Representative Payee

Many persons need assistance in managing their public assistance or retirement benefits. Mr. Vanarelli can act as a representative payee for these persons, assisting them in managing their often limited assets as wisely as possible.

Legal Counsel for the Proposed Ward

Mr. Vanarelli is often appointed by the chancery court to serve as legal counsel for an alleged incapacitated person. In such cases, the law firm will advocate on the client’s behalf.

Additional Information

For additional information regarding Guardianships and Fiduciary Services, call us at 908-232-7400 or click here to contact us online.

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