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Purpose and Types of Guardianship

When an adult is unable to care for himself, or a child’s parents are unable to care for the child, a guardianship may be needed. Read on for more information about the purpose and types of guardianship, where to file for guardianship, and some alternatives to a court-ordered guardianship.

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Who Can Be a Guardian

Nevada has specific requirements for who can and who cannot be a guardian. Read this section to learn more about the court’s requirements. 

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Who Must Be Told About a Guardianship

Whenever a person asks to be named the guardian over a child or an adult, many other people must be notified. This gives other interested people a chance to participate in the case before the judge makes a decision. Read on for more information about who must be notified about a proposed guardianship.

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Powers & Duties of a Guardian

Becoming a guardian is a big responsibility. There are many things that guardians must do to make sure the protected person is taken care of, and many things that guardians must report back to the court. There are also many things a guardian cannot do without first getting the court’s permission. Read on for more information about all that is required of a guardian.

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