Guardianship Laws in NV: Can They Affect My Case?

If it is likely that you could become or have recently been named guardian of a person, being familiar with the law related to guardianship is important. A general description of a guardian is a person who is given the authority to make decisions for a person if they are unable to do so, including a child or an adult. This can be due to being being physically or mentally ill. Commonly, guardianship is granted to a person close to the family – typically a relative – to be in charge of taking care of the protected person if they are a child if the parent cannot care for the child or an adult that cannot take care of themselves. Las Vegas family attorneys help these individuals with learning about the process and if they are eligible. At Pintar Albiston, our lawyers work with families who are preparing to go to court for a judge to award guardianship to someone for a minor child or an adult

The Rules Of Guardianship
In the state of Nevada, there is a set of criteria that a person must pass in order to be named a guardian. This includes:

•The person must be able to provide the basic needs for the child or adult.
•The person must not have abused drugs or alcohol within the last 6 months.
•The person should not have committed any felonies
•The person should not have committed any abuse, neglect, abandonment, isolation, or exploitation of anyone.
•The person should not have been disbarred or had a license suspended by the state of Nevada.

In addition to this list, there are other rules that must be followed for a person to receive guardianship that Las Vegas family attorneys can discuss with you. It is important that you know the process so that the process to appoint the guardian is done correctly with the court.

Contact Pintar Albiston to learn more about the laws of guardianship in the state of Nevada.