If you have an elderly family member who is no longer able to care for himself or herself, you may need to go through the process of appointing a legal guardian to make decisions for that person. The same is true for children whose parents are no longer able to care for them. In these cases, a guardian has the ability to make legal decisions for the child or incompetent adult. These legal decisions can include matters of schooling, health and medical care, and day-to-day life.
The guardianship process can be a very complex and emotional matter, and it usually requires an experienced Las Vegas guardianship lawyer. Without knowing the intricacies of Nevada guardianship law, you can cost yourself unnecessary time and expense in navigating this difficult process.
Guardianship in Nevada
Under Nevada state law there are several basic types of guardianship. The four most common types of guardians involve 1) guardianship over persons, 2) guardianship over estates, 3) guardianship over persons and estates, and 4) temporary appointments.
Additionally, under Nevada law, the guardian must carry out the terms of the appointment, and this applies to temporary, limited and general appointments. Also, every guardian has a fiduciary duty to the person or estate they represent. Therefore, as a guardian, it is important to understand your legal roles and responsibilities.
If you are seeking guardianship of a person or estate, the law offices of Sean Tanko can help. We will be able to guide you through the legal process and answer any questions you have about being a guardian in Las Vegas. Whether you are seeking guardianship of a minor or an adult, contact our office today for an experienced Las Vegas guardianship lawyer and to learn how we can help you with your case.