3B:12B-18 Accepting guardianship or conservatorship transferred from another state.
18.Accepting guardianship or conservatorship transferred from another state.
a.To confirm transfer of a guardianship or conservatorship to this State under provisions similar to section 17 of P.L.2012, c.36 (C.3B:12B-17), the guardian or conservator in the other state shall file a petition in the court of this State to accept the guardianship of the person or the persons estate, or both, or the conservatorship. The petition shall include a certified copy of the other states provisional order of transfer.
b.Notice of a petition under this section shall be given, in the same manner as notice is required to be given in this State, to those persons that would be entitled to notice if the petition were for the appointment of a guardian or issuance of a protective order in both the transferring state and this State.
c.On the courts own motion or upon request of the guardian or of the conservator or conservatee, or other person required to be notified of the proceeding, the court shall hold a hearing on a petition filed pursuant to this section.
d.The court shall issue an order provisionally granting relief under this section unless:
(1)an objection is made and the court determines that transfer of the proceeding would be contrary to the interests of the incapacitated or protected person or conservatee; or
(2)the guardian or conservator is ineligible for appointment in this State.
e.The final order accepting the proceeding and appointing the guardian or conservator from the other state as guardian of the person or estate, or both, or conservator in this State shall be issued upon the receipt by this States court of a final order issued under provisions similar to section 17 of P.L.2012, c.36 (C.3B:12B-17) transferring the proceeding to this State.
f.Upon application of a party or upon the courts own motion, the court shall determine whether the guardianship of the person or estate, or both, or the conservatorship needs to be modified to conform to the law of this State.
g.In granting an application under this section, the court shall recognize a guardianship or conservatorship order from the other state, including the determination of the incapacitated persons incapacity and the appointment of the guardian of the person or estate, or both, or of the conservator.
h.The denial by a court of this State of an application to accept a guardianship or conservatorship transferred from another state does not affect the ability of the guardian or conservator to seek appointment as guardian of the person or estate, or both, in this State under N.J.S.3B:12-25 or as conservator under N.J.S.3B:13A-1 et seq., if the court has jurisdiction to make an appointment other than by reason of the provisional order of transfer.