The age of majority in New Jersey is 18. This means that when your child turns 18 they make health, financial and legal decisions for themselves. In most cases providers who are providing service for your adult child cannot give you information about your child. If your child is unable to make good decisions for themselves due to mental limitations, a guardianship could be the solution to the problem.

A guardianship can be a solution for the elderly as well. If you are an adult who becomes incapacitated without appointing an agent in a power of attorney prior to incapacity then a guardianship can be a solution. It will allow your loved one to make legal, financial and health decisions for you. A guardian can apply for public benefits and assist of everyday decisions that we all must make in our lives.