1 CODE 1780 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF NEVADA 7 IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WASHOE 8 9 IN THE MATTER OF THE GUARDIANSHIP 10 OF THE PERSON AND ESTATE OF 11 _________________________________, Case No.12 AN ADULT WARD. Dept. No. __________________________________/ 13 14 15 GUARDIANS ACKNOWLEDGMENT 16 I, _____________________________________________________, hereby17 acknowledge receipt of "Instructions for Guardians," wherein my general duties and18 responsibilities as Guardian are explained. 19 DATED: This ______ day of ________________________________, 20____.20 21 ______________________________ NAME OF GUARDIAN22 ______________________________23 ADDRESS24 ______________________________ CITY, STATE and ZIP CODE25 ______________________________26 TELEPHONE NUMBERS (work and home)27 ______________________________ SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER28 <<<<<<<<<********>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2 1 Second Judicial District Court 2 State of Nevada, Washoe County 3 4 INSTRUCTIONS FOR GUARDIANS 5 (KEEP FOR REFERENCE) 6 7 When a person is unable to make his/her decisions due to lack of age or competence, that person becomes, upon application, a ward of the Court. The Court appoints a 8 guardian who, as an office of the Court, agrees to assume responsibility for the wards 9 welfare and to report regularly to the Court. 10 Now that you have been appointed guardian by the Court, there are certain things you must do, and certain things you cannot do. Under the laws of the State of Nevada, you are11 bound to obey the following rules: 12 If you fail to perform any of your duties as guardian, you may be removed from13 office and be held personally liable for any loss or damage sustain by the ward by14 reason of you failure. You are under a duty, at all times, to act in the best interests of15 your ward and to avoid conflicts of interest which impair your ability so to act. 1. Within 60 days after your appointment as guardian, you must file with the Clerk of the16 Court an inventory showing all the property belonging to the ward. It is your responsibility to17 see that you or your attorney submit this report on time. 18 2. Each year, within 60 days of the anniversary of your appointment, you must file with the Clerk of the Court an annual account on which you should show what funds came into19 your hands as a guardian, how much was spent for the ward, and the balance remaining.20 Be sure to save receipts and cancelled checks for funds spent. The Court may wish to see21 them. You must give the ward and any other interested persons, as the Court directs, a copy of the annual account each year. At your request, your attorney will prepare these22 accounts for you. 23 3. You must keep the wards money and assets separate from your own. When establishing bank accounts, or holding property on behalf of the ward, title designations24 should read:(Your name), Guardian of the Person and Estate of (name of the ward).25 REMEMBER: Although the money belongs to the ward, you may use it only for his/her26 normal care and maintenance unless the Court orders otherwise. 4. You may, without prior approval of the Court, invest the wards funds in FDIC or FSLIC27 insured savings accounts in a bank of saving and loan institutions, interest bearing28 obligations of or guaranteed by the United States Postal Service, or interest bearing general obligations of any county, city or school district of Nevada, the State of Nevada or - 2 -<<<<<<<<<********>>>>>>>>>>>>> 3 1 Federal National Mortgage Association. 5. You may not invest the wards funds as listed below unless prior Court approval has 2 been obtained: 3 a) Invest the wards assets in any manner other than those outlined in number 4 above. 4 b) Continue a business of the ward. c) Borrow money for the ward. 5 d) Enter into contracts or complete the performance of contracts for the ward. 6 e) Make gifts from the wards estate or make expenditures for the wards relatives. 7 f) Sell lease,. Place into any trust or surrender any property of the ward. g) Exchange of partition the wards property. 8 h) Obtain advice, instructions and approval of any other proposed act of the guardian 9 relating to the wards property. 10 i) Authorized experimental medical treatment, or dental treatment. j) Exercise or release power of the ward as donee of a power of appointment.11 k) Change the state of residence or domicile of the ward.12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 - 3 -
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