If your child is approaching the age of 18 and has a physical or mental disability that will prevent them from being able to provide for themself or make the decisions about their life that adulthood requires, a guardianship may be necessary to protect them.
A guardian is appointed by a court for a person who lacks the capacity to care for themselves. The guardian will be given the legal authority to make those decisions the person cannot, and the responsibility to make sure that the person is receiving any available benefits and resources, and is getting appropriate housing and care.
When a child with a developmental disability turns 18, it is usually one or both parents who are appointed the initial guardian, so that they can continue to take care of their child as they have been doing.
For more information on whether a guardianship is right for your child, contact us to talk with a New Jersey guardianship lawyer about your situation.
Contact us at 833-RED-BOOT (833-733-2668) or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a short phone call with a New Jersey guardianship attorney to see how we can help you.