Nevada Guardianships; Conservatorships; Trusts

Sec. § 159.034
Notice by petitioner: To whom required; manner for providing; waiver of requirement; proof of giving filed with court.


Except as otherwise provided in this section, by specific statute or as ordered by the court, a petitioner in a guardianship proceeding shall give notice of the time and place of the hearing on any petition filed in the guardianship proceeding to:


The spouse of the protected person and all other known relatives of the protected person who are within the second degree of consanguinity.


Any other interested person or the person’s attorney who has filed a request for notice in the guardianship proceedings and has served a copy of the request upon the guardian. The request for notice must state the interest of the person filing the request and the person’s name and address, or that of his or her attorney.


The guardian, if the petitioner is not the guardian.


Any person or care provider who is providing care for the protected person, except that if the person or care provider is not related to the protected person, such person or care provider must not receive copies of any inventory or accounting.


Any office of the Department of Veterans Affairs in this State if the protected person is receiving any payments or benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs.


The Director of the Department of Health and Human Services if the protected person has received or is receiving benefits from Medicaid.


Those persons entitled to notice if a proceeding were brought in the home state of the protected person.


The petitioner shall give notice not later than 10 days before the date set for the hearing:


By mailing a copy of the notice by certified, registered or ordinary first-class mail to the residence, office or post office address of each person required to be notified pursuant to this section;


By personal service; or


In any other manner ordered by the court, upon a showing of good cause.


Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, if none of the persons entitled to notice of a hearing on a petition pursuant to this section can, after due diligence, be served by certified mail or personal service and this fact is proven by affidavit to the satisfaction of the court, service of the notice must be made by publication in the manner provided by the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure. In all such cases, the notice must be published not later than 10 days before the date set for the hearing. If, after the appointment of a guardian, a search for relatives of the protected person listed in paragraph (a) of subsection 1 fails to find any such relative, the court may waive the notice by publication required by this subsection.


For good cause shown, the court may waive the requirement of giving notice.


A person entitled to notice pursuant to this section may waive such notice. Such a waiver must be in writing and filed with the court.


On or before the date set for the hearing, the petitioner shall file with the court proof of giving notice to each person entitled to notice pursuant to this section.

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