Guardianship Lawyer in Las Vegas

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Our Las Vegas guardianship attorneys at Steinberg Law Group handle cases for incompetent adults or for the care of minor children. Someone other than the biological parents becomes the guardian. To become a guardian, the party intending to be the guardian should petition the court to appoint them as guardian. Guardianship of a minor remains under court supervision until the child reaches majority at 18, unless it is terminated. The term “guardian” may also refer to someone appointed to care for and/or handle the affairs of a person. The person would be incompetent or incapable of administering his or her affairs. Guardians must not benefit at the expense of those they care for (wards), and oftens need to make accountings to the court on a yearly basis. In some courts, a guardian may get reimbursement for attorney fees related to the guardianship. Let the Steinberg Law Group handle your guardianship case with efficiency and propriety. Call for a consultation with one of our experienced guardianship attorneys in Las Vegas today.

Adult Guardianship in Las Vegas

Today, longevity in senior adults has increased the number of Las Vegas Guardianship cases. Las Vegas bases guardianship for adults on the premise of appointed care or management of affairs by a court approved guardian. This is especially true in cases where adults are wards of the state. Many guardians come unprepared for the issues that the affairs of their wards create. Incapacitated parents, siblings or other adults need a guardian who can manage their affairs. They should so so without expectation of financial benefit in their role of guardian. The issue of guardianship fraud and abuse is a very serious topic that the Court scrutinizes.

Minor Guardianship

Minor Guardianships occur when a parent can’t care for their minor child or children. This may be from using and abusing illegal drugs or becomes incompetent because of mental illness or physical ailment. There are two types of Minor Guardianships: voluntary and involuntary. If a parent acknowledges that they have a problem, then they should agree to a voluntary Guardianship, as this is much easier to end. If a parent refuses to agree to the Guardianship, they must go to an Evidentiary Hearing (like a trial). Should they find the parent to be unfit, then they may award an involuntary Guardianship the person applying for the Guardianship. This person is usually a close relative. Unlike the voluntary guardianship, terminating an involuntary Guardianship can be difficult. It could be impossible to get rid of based on the circumstances. The minor child at issue must be a resident of the State of Nevada for at least six months. It is very important to have legal representation for Minor Guardianship cases. Making the wrong choices might result in a permanent Guardianship for the rest of a child’s minority.

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