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Knowledgeable New Jersey Guardianship and Conservatorship Attorneys Help Protect Families

Dedicated lawyers facilitate care for your dependent loved ones

At The Sherman Law Offices, we provide legal support for capable and caring adults in Salem and Gloucester Count who want to gain the legal right to make decisions for loved ones in need of their assistance. Our informed attorneys can help you petition to be appointed as a conservator, with decision-making authority over the health, finances and welfare of your elderly parent or another disabled adult. We also support individuals who seek to become the legal guardians of minor children or want to choose another individual to become their children’s guardian in the event of their own incapacitation or death. Our attorneys can provide sound advice and professional assistance with crucial decisions no matter what challenges you face.

Attentive Woodstown attorneys help responsible adults become guardians for minors

We are committed to advocating for the best interests of children, helping to establish guardianships in which they can receive reliable and compassionate care. The attorneys at Sherman Law Offices help clients to:

  • Appoint a guardian — It is important to name a trusted person to take over guardianship duties for your children in case the need ever arises. When a guardian is not named in advance of a parent’s death or incapacitation, the court may appoint someone you might not have chosen. You want to select a guardian who is willing and able to offer care and will raise your children according to your parental philosophies.
  • Become a guardian — When a child you love is in need of a guardian they can rely on, our attorneys can help you seek the legal right to take over these responsibilities. We can present your case in any necessary court hearings, working to demonstrate that you are suited to become a minor’s caretaker.

Our attorneys will address your guardianship concerns and answer any questions you may have. Protecting the well-being of children is always a top priority.

Established law firm establishes conservatorships for incapacitated adults

If you are responsible for an incapacitated adult or you have a child who will never be able to live independently, it is important to make legal arrangements for current and future care. The lawyers at Sherman Law Offices provide assistance for clients who wish to:

  • Become a conservator — We can guide you in the process of having yourself or another qualified loved one appointed as conservator for an elderly parent or disabled adult. A conservator is responsible for managing the financial needs of the person they care for, and for making decisions in their best interests.
  • Handle conservatorship conflicts — Adults who have lived independently may be resistant to having another person care for them. If you see an urgent need to assume authority over an aging parent or other relative for their own good, you may have to petition the court to be appointed as a conservator. Your loved one is entitled to opposing counsel. If difficult circumstances arise, you can trust in our professionalism and sensitivity during the legal process.
  • Execute a trust to benefit a special needs adult — If you are responsible for a disabled adult, your estate plan should include a special needs trust to provide financial assistance after your passing. Leaving money directly to a person who receives Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits could make them ineligible for assistance. By creating a trust, you prepare a consistent income stream that eases their financial burdens without jeopardizing eligibility. Your estate plan can also include provisions for requesting that the court appoint a conservator for your loved one.

Our lawyers are thorough and caring in our approach to your conservatorship needs.

Contact our thorough South Jersey estate planning lawyers

Sherman Law Offices help New Jersey clients make arrangements so that their loved ones have reliable guardians and conservators. Call us at  856.823.4086 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Woodstown office.

Testimonials
  • "Bruce Sherman's services are of the highest quality and I strongly recommend his practice to anyone needing representation. Bruce and his staff are hardworking professionals that are focused on each individual case while making the client's experience positive during their time of need. It is not only because of their communication, responsiveness, quality of work, and value of service provided that I highly recommend Bruce and his staff, but also because of his attention to detail."

  • "Bruce Sherman is a very knowledgeable attorney, who made sure he had my best interest during the entire process. I am beyond proud of my representation. Mr. Sherman did exactly what I needed done and gave me the more than perfect results I requested. I highly recommend his services and will continue to use him as my attorney for years to come."

  • "Bruce is an excellent attorney--very thorough and on top of your particular situation. Would recommend him without reservations."

  • "Josh has painstakingly worked through our case and has gotten the results needed to protect our family. He is dedicated, meticulous, and patient. He spends many hours speaking with us, compiling information, and he makes the right decisions for our case. In the courtroom he is professional, knowledgeable, and direct. Our case is complicated however his level of expertise is getting the results needed for our family. I would highly recommend Josh to anyone. He has been an invaluable asset throughout this process."

  • "I have had the privilege of working with Josh Sherman on a legal case. Josh extrapolates the details in an organized fashion to develop a case in a timely and efficient manner. He provides case law that any judge would be compelled to uphold. Josh is not only an eloquent writer, but he is quick on his feet in the courtroom. Over the years, I have had to seek legal counsel. I wish I knew Josh then. I highly recommend Josh Sherman. He will take you under his wing and provide you with the best legal counsel."

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    Bruce Sherman's services are of the highest quality and I strongly recommend his practice to anyone needing representation. Bruce and his staff are hardworking professionals that are focused on each individual case while making the client's experien...

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    Bruce Sherman is a very knowledgeable attorney, who made sure he had my best interest during the entire process. I am beyond proud of my representation. Mr. Sherman did exactly what I needed done and gave me the more than perfect results I requested....

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    Mr. Sherman gave me the best representation during my divorce. Not only did he provide me with a wealth of advice, but also he exuded professionalism and exceptional availability. Mr. Sherman made my hardship easier as well as less painful. Above all...

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    Mr. Sherman has represented my family for over 20 years. He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. His office staff is helpful and efficient. His recent addition of Joshua Sherman will strengthen his law office even further.. We strongly recom...

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    Bruce is an excellent attorney--very thorough and on top of your particular situation. Would recommend him without reservations.

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Sherman Law Offices

Woodstown Office

38 West Avenue, Route 40 Woodstown, New Jersey 08098
Phone: 856-769-5711, Fax: 856-769-5712
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