Nevada Guardianships; Conservatorships; Trusts

Sec. § 159.047
Issuance of citation upon filing of petition for appointment of guardian; persons required to be served; filing of affidavit of service.


Except as otherwise provided in NRS 159.0475, 159.0523 and 159.0525, upon the filing of a petition under NRS 159.044, the clerk shall issue a citation setting forth a time and place for the hearing and directing the persons or care provider referred to in subsection 2 to appear and show cause why a guardian should not be appointed for the proposed protected person.


A citation issued under subsection 1, together with a copy of the petition filed under NRS 159.044, must be served upon:


The proposed protected person, regardless of whether the proposed protected person is considered to have the capacity to understand or appreciate the contents of the citation and petition;


The spouse of the proposed protected person and all other known relatives of the proposed protected person who are:


Fourteen years of age or older; and


Within the second degree of consanguinity;


The parents and custodian of the proposed protected person;


Any person or officer of a care provider having the care, custody or control of the proposed protected person;


The proposed guardian, if the petitioner is not the proposed guardian;


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


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


A person who serves notice upon a proposed protected person pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection 2 shall file with the court an affidavit stating that he or she served notice upon the proposed protected person in accordance with the provisions of NRS 159.0475.

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