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.

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

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.

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.

About This Website

This website is intended to provide general information, forms, and resources for people who are representing themselves in Nevada's courts without a lawyer. There may be additional information you need to know depending on where your case is being handled. If you will be representing yourself in Clark County or Washoe County, you should visit those self-help websites for specialized forms and instructions.

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