Public Guardianship

Guardianship is a legal process, utilized when a person can no longer make or communicate safe or sound decisions about his/her person and/or property, or has become susceptible to fraud or undue influence. Establishing guardianship may remove considerable rights from an individual, it should only be considered after alternatives to guardianship have proven ineffective or are unavailable.

How to obtain: Accessing County Self-Help page, provide supportive documentation, i.e., cognitive evaluative, police reports, hospital summary reports, etc. Fill out needed documents to obtain guardianship. Turn documents and supportive documents to District Court. CHURCHILL COUNTY DOES NOT ACCEPT DIRECT REFERRALS. ALL GOES THROUGH 10th JUDICAL DISTRICT COURT.

NRS 159: Churchill County does not provide guardianship services on anyone under the age of 18

Any individual who is determined to be in need of guardianship must be referred by Churchill County District Court.