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About Stutzke Law LLC.

Stutzke Law is a boutique family, employment, estate planning, and commercial litigation practice with dual offices located in Parlin and Freehold, New Jersey.

Here at Stutzke Law, your problems become our problems. It’s not about us - it’s about you. We understand that losing a business, a job or a marriage is quite possibly one of the most devastating and demanding times in a person's life. To that end, we strive to be sensitive to the financial and emotional needs of each and every one of our clients.

We more than prepared to see you through these tough times as not only a counselor but as a close friend and an equal. We are very protective of our clients' rights, and work hard to achieve optimal settlement packages for them. But when necessary, we litigate aggressively to protect our clients' interests.

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Guardianships for Special Needs Adults

dawn-nature-sunset-womanAs a young adult with special needs approaches the age of 18, his or her caretakers may wish to consider applying for a legal guardianship over their son or daughter. Most likely, the young adult has been receiving services from the NJ Department of Children and Families (DCF) for some time.

What is involved in obtaining a guardianship over a special needs child?

 

The Court Rules/Statutes require that the following be filed with the Court:

  1. A$300.00 filing fee; and
  2. A Verified Complaint for Guardianship containing basic biographical information as set forth in N.J. Ct. Rule 4:86; and
  3. An Affidavit of Assets containing the nature, location and fair market value of any real estate owned by the alleged incapacitated person, as well as a listing of all other personal property and any income received by that person; and
  4. Affidavits of Two Physicians, both of whom have made a personal examination of the alleged incapacitated person not more than 30 days prior to the filing of the Complaint; and
  5. A Proposed Order for Hearing.

If the papers are in order, the Court will sign the Order for Hearing and set a hearing date for the matter.  The Court will also appoint an attorney for the alleged incapacitated person.  The Order for Hearing must be served on the alleged incapacitated person at least 20 days in advance of the hearing date, along with a separate notice advising him or her of the right to have a jury trial.

Typical, the appointed attorney will visit the alleged incapacitated person at his or her residence and interview the family members as well. The attorney will then submit a written report to the Court.  If the attorney in fact is satisfied from the interview that a guardianship is appropriate and that the proposed guardians are acceptable, the Court may them decide the matters on the papers, with no Court appearance necessary.

Please contact Stutzke Law today should you require any additional information on guardianships for your adult child, or with respect to financial support for that child from the other parent.

 

The Stutzke Law philosophy is that trust is the bedrock of all successful attorney-client relationships. At The offices of Stutzke Law your problems become our problems. We understand that losing a business, job or a marriage is quite possibly one of the most devastating and demanding times in a person's life. To that end, we strive to be sensitive to the financial and emotional needs of each and every one of our clients. We are more than prepared to see you through these tough times as not only a counselor but as a close friend. Working from a framework of mutual trust, communication, and cooperation, it is our prerogative to handle your case in a responsive, thorough and dedicated manner from start to finish.
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