New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:4-165.12 - Appointment Of Guardian

30:4-165.12. Appointment of guardian
Upon the receipt of a complaint for the appointment of a guardian, the court shall determine the necessity of the appointment. Disposition of the matter shall be in accordance with Title 3B of the New Jersey Statutes and the Rules Governing the Courts of the State of New Jersey. In any case where a guardian is to be appointed, the court shall follow the priorities for choosing a guardian set forth in N.J.S. 3B:12-25.

The court shall give due consideration to the religious preference of the proposed ward. The Commissioner of the Department of Human Services in his official capacity may be appointed guardian in cases under this amendatory and supplementary act, except that the commissioner shall only serve as guardian of the person.

L. 1985, c. 133, s. 7.

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