There are several types of guardianship: Guardianship of a person, guardianship of an estate, and guardianship of both the person and the estate. The guardian of a person will be responsible for making decisions in matters of education, medical care, psychological care, and overall well-being. The guardian of an estate will be responsible for making financial decisions. The guardian of both the person and the estate will be empowered to make all personal and financial decisions of the proposed ward. In all cases, the proposed Guardian must be an adult, must be deemed fit and proper, and must have resided in Nevada for at least weeks prior to the filing of the petition.
Guardianship of a minor requires either consent of both biological parents, or the termination of the parental right of both biological parents. If the minor is 14 years or older, he will also have to consent to the guardianship. Depending on the circumstances, a court hearing may be required.
Guardianship of an adult may involve an adult who is mentally incapacitated or mentally competent. This area of guardianship covers a wide range of situations, such as an elder suffering from Alzheimer’s or a young adult who is mentally handicapped.
Guardianship of an estate will appoint a person to be responsible for the financial decisions of a minor child or an incompetent or incapacitated adult. This may involve a minor child with a large inheritance, or an adult who is not able to make reasonable decisions regarding financial matters.
Whether you are petitioning for guardianship or opposing a guardianship petition, our attorneys will evaluate your individual situation and create a legal strategy that represents your best interest.
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