The Lyon County Public Guardian provides three different types of guardianship services.

Guardianship Referral

For the Public Guardian to obtain guardianship, a court must appoint them.

The Guardianship Referral Form should be filled out and returned to the Public Guardian office.

Guardianship Services

Temporary Guardianship

The Court may grant an emergency order for temporary guardianship when the Petitioner can show that the proposed ward faces a substantial and immediate risk of financial loss or physical harm or needs immediate medical attention; and/or the proposed ward lacks capacity to respond to the risk of loss or harm or to obtain necessary medical attention.

Guardianship of the Person

A guardian of the person is responsible for the proper care, comfort and maintenance needs, including food, clothing, shelter, health care and establishing a place of abode for the ward.

Guardianship of the Estate

A guardian of the estate is responsible to protect, preserve, manage and dispose of the estate in the ward’s best interest.