Ocean County Guardianship and Elder Law Attorneys

When loved ones age or become incapacitated, often they are unable to make critical decisions for themselves. New Jersey has systems in place to guard the assets of the elderly and incapacitated and to care for their physical needs.

Haines & Yost, Attorneys at Law
Toms River, New Jersey
732-240-4900 | E-mail

Haines & Yost is a law firm located in Toms River that addresses the needs of the elderly. From guiding individuals, couples and families through estate planning and the creation of wills and trusts to helping them make medical and financial decisions for loved ones, our legal team provides experienced and trustworthy counsel. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

Protect Your Assets and Well-being

In New Jersey, powers of attorney grant legal rights to an individual to act on behalf of another person. This allows the individual to make health care decisions, financial decisions and other personal decisions for the incapacitated individual. Often powers of attorney are flexible instruments, being drafted as narrowly or broadly as necessary.


Where a person lacks a power of attorney or medical directive, guardianship may be necessary if they lose the ability to manage their affairs. A guardianship provides an individual with the authority to make decisions for another person relating to living care, health care and management of finances. A guardian is court appointed to make the decisions and arrangements for taking care of a person's physical and financial needs, including:


Conservatorships are similar to guardianships in that a person is court appointed to care for the needs of another person. However, instead of addressing the physical needs, a conservator attends to the financial concerns for a person who is mentally acute but needs assistance in money management. Guarding assets from fraud, to making sure bills are paid; the conservator oversees the financial operation of the estate.

As the former lead attorney for the Ocean County Surrogate's Office, Attorney Jerome C. Landers leads our legal team in addressing elder law, estate planning and estate administration counsel. He is viewed as one of the foremost authorities on medical and financial powers of attorney, estate litigation and other areas of elder law.

Contact Haines & Yost

To schedule a consultation with an experienced lawyer at Haines & Yost, please contact us today. With offices located in Toms River, we serve the residents and businesses of Ocean County.

Haines & Yost
Attorneys at Law
214 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ 08753-7566
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Telephone: 732-240-4900
Fax: 732-240-4830

The law firm of Haines & Yost is located in Toms River, New Jersey. Our attorneys represent individuals and businesses throughout all Ocean County communities, including Dover Township, Brick Township, Jackson, Manchester, Berkeley, Forked River, Lacey, Ocean, Barnegat, Stafford, Little Egg Harbor, Long Beach Island, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, Lavallette, Bay Head, Manahawkin and Mantoloking.