Legal Guardianship Nebraska

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The establishment of a guardianship or conservatory limits the rights of the person to be protected, and the procedure offers several guarantees for his protection. The Nebraska judiciary does not issue instructions or forms for establishing a guardianship or conservatory. If you need to set up a guardianship or conservatory, you should talk to a lawyer. The information at the following link may help you if you can`t afford a lawyer or don`t know a lawyer in the field of law: supremecourt.nebraska.gov/self-help/legal-resources-information Guardian/Conservator Information Specialists are available to answer general questions about guardianship in Nebraska. They are not lawyers and cannot offer legal advice. If you have any questions or suggestions about guardianships or conservatories, please send nsc.guardianconservator@nebraska.gov an email. Employees responding to this email are not lawyers and cannot provide legal advice. Education is required for those who serve as tutors and/or curators in Nebraska. Education and support for tutors and conservators is provided by the Office of the Public Guardian. supremecourt.nebraska.gov/programs-services/office-public-guardian Many agencies and organizations throughout the state provide information on guardianship and/or conservatories. Some resources in Nebraska are listed below: 2. Interested persons who are eligible to receive a notice of guardianship and a conservatory procedure are established by law.

The purpose of the Guardianship and Curatorship Commission of the Nebraska Supreme Court is to continuously analyze and study the laws, judicial rules, and judicial procedures relating to guardianships and conservatories. This commission examines the challenges that these laws and procedures pose to court staff, the judiciary, the practising Bar Association, vulnerable adults and children and their guardians and curators, and other professionals and service providers working with protected persons and wards. If you have reason to believe that a vulnerable adult has been abused, neglected or exploited: guardians and curators are required to report annually to the court that appointed them on the protected person`s condition and finances. The contact details of the regional courts can be found in this list. The proposed tutor or curator must submit the four reports listed below to the court at least 10 days before the hearing in order to be appointed tutor/curator, unless the report is rescinded by court order or the appointment is urgent or temporary. Records are kept confidential by the court. Sheryl Connolly Director of Trial Court Services 1213 State Capitol 1445 K Street/P.O. Box 98910 Lincoln, NE 68509 402-471-2671 The Office of the Public Guardian has a lot of information for guardians and curators, including a video to further explain the rule changes. If you have any further questions, please contact your court. Once the application for a guardian has been submitted to the court, the application and the date of the hearing are forwarded to the person to be protected and the persons concerned. If a person is unable to make responsible decisions regarding his or her finances, property, living situation or care because of his or her age, physical or mental condition, an application may be made to the regional courts for the appointment of a guardian or curator. Court-appointed guardians/curators take care of the personal and/or financial affairs of vulnerable persons who can no longer protect themselves.

Copies of annual reports and other information on guardian and curator cases must be made available to interested parties. Interested parties include: The courses also provide an excellent introduction to the role of tutor if you plan to take on this responsibility. Guardianship and Trusteeship Commission of the Supreme Court of Nebraska.