2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 3B - ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES--DECEDENTS AND OTHERS
Section 3B:12B-9 - Jurisdiction; determination.
3B:12B-9 Jurisdiction; determination.
a.A court of this State has jurisdiction to declare a person incapacitated and appoint a guardian or issue a protective order for a respondent if:
(1)This State is the respondent's home state as defined in section 3 of P.L.2012, c.36 (C.3B:12B-3); or
(2)On the date the petition is filed, this State is a significant-connection state, as defined in section 3 of P.L.2012, c.36 (C.3B:12B-3) and determined in accordance with section 10 of P.L.2012, c.36 (C.3B:12B-10), and:
(a)the respondent either does not have a home state or a court of the respondent's home state has declined to exercise jurisdiction because this State is a more appropriate forum; or
(b)the respondent has a home state, a petition for an appointment or order is not pending in a court of another state or another significant-connection state, and, before this State's court acts:
(i)a petition for an appointment or order is not filed in the respondent's home state;
(ii) an objection to the court's jurisdiction is not filed by a person required to be notified of the proceeding; and
(iii) the court concludes that it is an appropriate forum under the factors set forth in section 13 of P.L.2012, c.36 (C.3B:12B-13);
(3)Although this State does not have jurisdiction under either subsection a. or b. of this section, the home state and all significant-connection states have declined to exercise jurisdiction because this State is the more appropriate forum, and jurisdiction in this State is consistent with the New Jersey and United States Constitutions; or
b.A court of this State may assume emergency jurisdiction under section 11 of P.L.2012, c.36 (C.3B:12B-11).
L.2012, c.36, s.9.
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