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Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Interviewer: Good afternoon. I'm here with Ellen Kearns, an attorney with the law firm of Helmer, Conley & Kasselman. Mrs. Kearns, why would an individual need an attorney with experience in guardianship?
Mrs. Kearns: There are three areas in which an attorney may become involved in a guardianship. First of all, if you're the person seeking to have a guardian appointed for a family member, you need an attorney to represent you in the preparation and presentation of your documents to the court. Second, the court may appoint a person as an attorney for the alleged incapacitated person to represent their interests. And thirdly, an attorney could be appointed as a guardian for the person on a temporary basis.
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