Types of Guardianship
There are various types of guardianships, the most
common types are:
The Guardian of the Person is
responsible for proper care, maintenance, education and support of the
individual. The guardian is responsible for personal and medical decisions
The Guardian of Estate is
responsible to protect, preserve, manage and dispose of the estate in the
individuals best interest. The guardian is responsible for financial decisions
only. Legal duties and responsibilities of the Guardian of Estate Only are
outlined in state law, under Nevada Revised Statutes.
These responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: the sale of an
individuals real or personal property, managing all income, filing annual
accountings with the court, closing bank accounts, selling stock.
The Guardian of the Person and Estate is responsible
for financial, medical and social decisions for the individual. Legal duties
and responsibilities of Guardian of Person and Estate are outlined in state law,
under Nevada Revised
Under Nevada state law, a judge
may grant an emergency order of temporary guardianship when the petitioner can
Proposed individual faces a
substantial and immediate risk of financial loss or physical harm or needs
immediate medical attention
Proposed individual lacks
capacity to respond to the risk of loss or harm or to obtain the necessary
Petitioner has tried in good
faith to notify the persons entitled to notice under NRS
Notice of Guardianship-Related Court
The following are entitled to receive notice of all court proceedings at the
time the court is petitioned to consider guardianship. The citation to the
proposed individual must state:
The individuals rights may be
affected as outlined in the petition.
individual has a right to appear at the hearing and oppose.
The individual has a right to
be represented by an attorney.
and adult children (if none – parents, brothers, sisters of the individual).
Administrator of an
institution, nursing facility or any person having the care, custody and control
of the proposed individual.
Veterans Administration if benefits are paid to the proposed individual.
proposed individual is a minor, the following individuals are entitled to
receive legal notices:
person or institution having care, control and custody of the minor
The minor – if he or she is 14
years of age or older