A guardian is a person appointed, with Court approval, to be responsible for someone’s personal daily living needs (a guardian of the “person”) and/or someone’s financial matters (a guardian of the “estate”). The person for whom a guardian is appointed is called the “Protected Person.” For a guardian to be appointed, a Court must find that the Protected Person lacks the capacity to make responsible decisions for themselves due to some doctor-diagnosed condition, or the presence of significant undue influence.
Guardian Ad Litem
A “guardian ad litem” is a person appointed by the Court to determine some specific matter from the “best interests of the Protected Person’s” point of view. This is a temporary appointment.
A private guardian is usually a person related to the Protected Person by marriage or blood who desires to assist the Protected Person with their limited ability. Qualifications for private guardians are established by Nevada Revised Statutes.
A professional guardian is a trained and licensed individual who acts as a guardian for their vocation. These individuals know and work with all the associated professional service providers in the area of personal and financial management.
Nomination of Guardians
You can nominate who you would prefer be appointed as your guardian so long as they qualify under Nevada Law.