2022 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 159 - Guardianship of Adults
NRS 159.065 - Bond: General requirements; approval by clerk; liability of sureties; not required under certain circumstances.

Universal Citation: NV Rev Stat § 159.065 (2022)

1. Except as otherwise provided by law, every guardian shall, before entering upon his or her duties as guardian, execute and file in the guardianship proceeding a bond, with sufficient surety or sureties, in such amount as the court determines necessary for the protection of the protected person and the estate of the protected person, and conditioned upon the faithful discharge by the guardian of his or her authority and duties according to law. The bond must be approved by the clerk. Sureties must be jointly and severally liable with the guardian and with each other.

2. If a banking corporation, as defined in NRS 657.016, doing business in this state, is appointed guardian of the estate of a protected person, no bond is required of the guardian, unless specifically required by the court.

3. Joint guardians may unite in a bond to the protected person or protected persons, or each may give a separate bond.

4. If there are no assets of the protected person, no bond is required of the guardian.

5. If a person has been nominated to be guardian in a will, power of attorney or other written instrument that has been acknowledged before two disinterested witnesses or acknowledged before a notary public and the will, power of attorney or other written instrument provides that no bond is to be required of the guardian, the court may direct letters of guardianship to issue to the guardian after the guardian:

(a) Takes and subscribes the oath of office; and

(b) Files the appropriate documents which contain the full legal name and address of the guardian.

6. In lieu of executing and filing a bond, the guardian may request that access to certain assets be blocked. The court may grant the request and order letters of guardianship to issue to the guardian if sufficient evidence is filed with the court to establish that such assets are being held in a manner that prevents the guardian from accessing the assets without a specific court order.

(Added to NRS by 1969, 416; A 1971, 1010; 1973, 386; 2003, 1784; 2011, 1464)

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