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GUARDIANSHIP


DISCLAIMER

The information provided is intended as a courtesy only.  Many family law matters involve complex and valuable legal rights which cannot adequately be protected without the assistance of an attorney.  The information provided is basic, general information that does not fit all situations.  It is the duty of each self-represented individual to know what rules of court and law apply. 

Clark County, the Eighth Judicial District Court, the Self-Help Center, and their employees shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for direct, indirect, special, orconsequential damages in connection with the furnishing of this material.

PACKET INSTRUCTIONS
Below are the Self-Help Center's guardianship forms. You may find forms to be appointed the guardian over an adult or to be appointed the guardian over a child.  You can also find forms to terminate a guardianship.  Some guardianship miscellaneous forms are available here, and many more are available in person at the Self Help Center. It is your duty to choose the correct form.  The Self-Help Center staff is prohibited from instructing customers on which forms to use.  Please read the instructions associated with each packet to be sure you are using the correct forms.  

All of the packets are in a PDF (Portable Document Format).  In order to view and use the packets you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.1 or higher.  If you do not, you can download it for free by clicking here.
Please be sure to print all pages because missing pages may make your document unacceptable to the courts.

PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN(S) OF AN ADULT

Before a guardianship will be granted over an adult, a hearing is required.  The person asking to be named the rguardian must mail a copy of the Petition and the Citation to Appear via certified mail to the proposed ward and to all relatives within the second degree of blood relation (for example, the spouse, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, grandchildren, etc.). 

The proposed ward must appear at the hearing unless a doctor completes a certification explaining why the person cannot appear.
To file for guardianship over an adult, complete the following documents:

PETITIONS FOR APPOINTMENT OF A GUARDIAN(S) OF A MINOR


If all persons who have parental rights over the minor child(ren) are willing to sign a consent to the guardianship, you may obtain guardianship without a hearing. 

If you cannot obtain the parents’ consent, then a hearing is required.  The person asking to be named the guardian must mail a copy of the Petition and the Citation to Appear via certified mail, return receipt requested to the proposed minor ward (if age 14 or older) and to all relatives within the second degree of blood relation (for example, parents, grandparents, siblings age 14 and older, etc.).  Also, the proposed ward must appear at the hearing.

To file for guardianship, complete the following documents depending on how many children are involved.

If Both Parents Will NOT Consent to the Guardianship and There is 1 Minor Child:

If Both Parents Will NOT Consent to the Guardianship and there are up to 3 minor children:

PETITIONS FOR APPOINTMENT OF A GUARDIAN(S) OF A MINOR WARD - WITHOUT A HEARING

A guardianship over a minor child will only be granted without a hearing if all parents having parental rights over the child consent to the guardianship.  This means BOTH parents must consent to the guardianship unless 1) the parent is deceased; 2) the parent’s rights have been terminated by a court order; 3) one parent has sole legal and sole physical custody;  or 4) in the case of the father, the father’s identity is truly unknown. 

If Both Parents Will Consent to the Guardianship and there is  1 Child and 1 Guardian:

If Both Parents Will Consent to the Guardianship and there is 1 Child and 2 Guardians:

If Both Parents Will Consent to the Guardianship and there are up to 3 Children and 1 Guardian:

If Both Parents Will Consent to the Guardianship and there are up to 3 Children and 2 Guardians:

PETITIONS TO TERMINATE A GUARDIANSHIP

Stipulation and Order to Terminate Guardianship Over a Minor (Person Only) -  If the guardian(s) and parents agree that a guardianship is no longer needed over a child, the parties can complete the following paperwork to end the guardianship.  The guardian(s) and parents will have to sign in front of a notary and submit the Stipulation and Order to the judge for approval. 

Petition to Terminate Guardianship Over a Person – If you believe that a guardianship over an adult or child is no longer needed, you may complete the following documents to ask the court to end the guardianship.  You will have to mail the documents to everyone who has been receiving notice of the guardianship, and you will have to attend a hearing to present your case to the judge. 

Petition to Terminate Guardianship Over a Person and Estate – If you believe that a guardianship over an adult or child and their estate is no longer needed, you may complete the following documents to ask the court to end the guardianship.  You will have to mail the documents to everyone who has been receiving notice of the guardianship, and you will have to attend a hearing to present your case to the judge. 

MISCELLANEOUS GUARDIANSHIP FORMS

GUARDIANSHIP RESOURCES

Guadianship Handbook

Guardianship Ttraining Manual

 

 

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