What Are the Different Types of Guardianship?

If your loved one can no longer care for him or herself, then you may be able to petition the court for guardianship. As a legal guardian, you have the authority to make certain decisions for the protected person. However, the power and responsibilities you have depend on the type of guardianship arrangement that the court establishes. You may be responsible for your loved one’s physical and mental wellbeing. Otherwise, you may be the guardian of his or her estate, empowering you to make financial decisions. Additionally, a guardianship may last only a short time, or may be permanent. A Nevada guardianship attorney can help you determine which kind of arrangement is best for you and your family.

Attorney Tiffany Welt Doctors of Welt Law assists families who are dealing with guardianship issues in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada. If you have questions or would like to explore your options as a guardian, then contact her today for a free initial consultation.

What Is the Difference Between the Types of Guardianship?

There are many different possible types of guardianship arrangements; a qualified lawyer can help you determine which option will help your situation the most. However, the most common guardianship types are:

  • Guardianship of the Person. This means that the guardian is responsible for an individual’s physical and mental needs. If you have this type of guardianship, then you oversee the protected person’s care, maintenance, education and support. You can legally make a person’s personal and medical decisions.
  • Guardianship of the Estate. This type of guardian protects and manages a person’s estate, always preserving the protected person’s best interests. As guardian of the estate, you may only make a person’s financial decisions for him or her. However, the responsibilities of an estate guardian are still extensive, so you should always work with a Nevada guardianship lawyer.
  • Guardianship of Both Person and Estate. In this type of arrangement, the guardian can make both personal and financial decisions for an individual. You may need this kind of guardianship to protect an elderly loved one.
  • Temporary Guardianship. In certain situations, the court may issue an emergency order to create grant temporary guardianship. Usually, this involves a medical or financial emergency.

Guardianship cases may involve elderly loved ones or adult children with severe disabilities. If you believe that a loved one or relative needs a guardian, then contact our Las Vegas law firm today. We can discuss your options and assist you in petitioning the court for guardianship of person and/or the estate.

Questions? Contact Our Guardianship Attorneys in Las Vegas

Attorney Tiffany Welt Doctors is a Las Vegas guardianship attorney who assists families with guardianship issues. Whether you need to establish emergency temporary guardianship or need to make permanent arrangements, we can help. Call (702) 382-2030 or contact us online today.

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