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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 3B, ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES--DECEDENTS AND OTHERS

    Chapter 12B:

      Section: 3B:12B-17: Transfer of guardianship or conservatorship to another state.

          
17. Transfer of guardianship or conservatorship to another state.

a. A guardian or conservator appointed, or a conservatee, in this State may petition the court to transfer the guardianship or conservatorship to another state.

b. Notice of a petition for transfer shall be given to the persons that would be entitled to notice of a petition in this State for the appointment of a guardian or conservator.

c. On the court's own motion or upon request of the guardian or conservator or conservatee, or other person required to be notified of the petition, the court shall hold a hearing on a petition to transfer.

d. The court shall issue an order provisionally granting a petition to transfer a guardianship and direct the guardian to petition for guardianship in the other state if the court is satisfied that the guardianship will be accepted by the court of the other state and the court finds that:

(1) in the case of a guardianship of the person, the incapacitated person is physically present in or is reasonably expected to move permanently to the other state, or in the case of a guardianship of estate, the incapacitated person is physically present in or is reasonably expected to move permanently to, or has a significant connection to, the other state; and

(2) an objection to the transfer has not been made or, that the transfer would not be contrary to the interests of the incapacitated person; and

(3) in the case of a guardianship of the person, plans for care and services for the incapacitated person in the other state are reasonable and sufficient, or in the case of a guardianship of the estate, adequate arrangements are made for management of the incapacitated person's property.

e. The court shall issue a provisional order granting a transfer of a conservatorship and shall direct the conservator to petition for conservatorship in the other state if the court is satisfied that the conservatorship will be accepted by the court of the other state and the court finds that:

(1) the protected person is physically present in or is reasonably expected to move permanently to the other state, or the protected person has a significant connection to the other state considering the factors in section 10 of P.L.2012, c.36 (C.3B:12B-10);

(2) an objection to the transfer has not been made or, that the transfer would not be contrary to the interests of the incapacitated person; and

(3) adequate arrangements will be made for management of the protected person's property.

f. The court shall issue a final order confirming the transfer and terminating the guardianship or conservatorship upon receipt of:

(1) a provisional order accepting the guardianship or conservatorship from the court to which the guardianship or conservatorship is to be transferred under provisions similar to section 18 of P.L.2012, c.36 (C.3B:12B-18); and

(2) the documents required to terminate a guardianship or conservatorship in this State.

L.2012, c.36, s.17.



This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2013-06-10 16:36:30.






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