Las Vegas Guardianship Lawyers
If you or anyone you know lives in southern Nevada—Las Vegas, Henderson,
Boulder City, Mesquite or Primm—and you need help with guardianship issues, you need the best legal help you can get to protect yourself and your family.
You need Douglas Crawford Law.
There are many reasons you might want to set up a guardianship and many ways to go about it. The Nevada Revised Statues (NRS) 159A will be the blueprint for how I will help you. First we need to appoint a guardian and begin and file the paperwork to move the process forward. I have over 30 years of experience in this type of law and will help you with every step along the way. I will guide you and I urge you to remember this: you and I will work together for what is in the best interest of the minor or minors in question.
Guardianships can be temporary or permanent, most often set to expire when the minor or minors reach their majority. Over the course of the guardianship we can set up many safeguards for the child: order of support for the minor, the duties assigned to the guardian, visitation rights of biological parents or specific relatives during the guardianship, protection of the child’s assets, general and/or specific functions and responsibilities of the assigned guardian, and anything else unique to the situation in question.
Every guardianship has unique circumstances. You can trust that my confidentiality is absolutely secure and I will never betray any confidences. I have seen just about everything in my time in family law. I am hard to shock or surprise.
As guardian you will have fiduciary duties for the minor. Simply put, this means that you will be protecting the assets of the child as well as the child him- or herself. In some cases we may have to litigate in the child’s best interests. Remember that our overall goal is the child’s present and future welfare and managing the estate’s debts and assets is part of that responsibility. If we need to go to court over the estate I will be beside you the entire way.
At some point in time the guardianship will end. If you feel someone is not acting in the child’s best interest, we can have a guardianship removed. Guardians can also resign, as in the case of someone moving out of state, for example. Getting a new guardian can be a complex search but we will do what is in the child’s best interest. In the best of scenarios, we have found a good guardian who will manage the minor’s affairs until the child takes up his or her majority and the guardian after good service will step aside.
The State of Nevada believes firmly that we must set the stage for our youngest citizens to go forward in life with the best possible futures. As a guardian, you have the opportunity to be part of that process. I have over 30 years of experience with this type of law and can tell you there are few things in life better than guiding a young person to a great future. I will help you make that happen.