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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 3B, ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES--DECEDENTS AND OTHERS
Section: 3B:12B-11: Emergency jurisdiction.
11. Emergency jurisdiction.
a. A court of this State lacking jurisdiction under section 9 of P.L.2012, c.36 (C.3B:12B-9) has emergency jurisdiction to do any of the following:
(1) appoint a guardian or issue a protective order in an emergency, in accordance with subsection c. of section 12 of P.L.2005, c.304 (C.3B:12-24.1) and this section, for a respondent who is physically present in this State;
(2) appoint a guardian of real or tangible personal property located in this State for which the respondent has an ownership interest;
(3) issue a protective order with respect to real or tangible personal property in this State; or
(4) appoint, under procedures similar to section 17 of P.L.2012, c.36 (C.3B:12B-17), a guardian or conservator for an incapacitated or protected person for whom a provisional order to transfer the proceeding from another state has been issued.
b. If a petition for the appointment of a guardian or issuance of a protective order in an emergency in accordance with subsection c. of section 12 of P.L.2005, c.304 (C.3B:12-24.1) and this section is brought in this State and this State was not the respondent's home state on the date the petition was filed, the court shall dismiss the proceeding at the request of the court of the home state, if any, whether dismissal is requested before or after the emergency appointment.
L.2012, c.36, s.11.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2013-06-10 16:36:30.
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