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Do you charge for initial consultations?

Since we are specialized, we are generally able to equip our prospective clients with practical and useful advice from the very start. In exchange, we charge a nominal fee for these appointments. Contact us to schedule your no-obligation consultation today!

Can my ward pay the attorney fee?

Your ward is permitted to pay up to $1,000 in attorney fees annually.
However, this payment is always subject to Court review. Payment for
attorney fees in excess of the $1,000 annual limit requires Court approve.

Does the Court require background checks?

Generally, the Court requires background checks for the nominated Guardian and/or Conservator.

How long does it take to be appointed Guardian and/or Conservator?

The length of appointment process is different in each County Court and for each case. Estimated length of time can be discussed during your initial consultation.

Can more than one person be appointed Guardian or Conservator?

Nebraska law permits the appointment of Co-Guardians or Co-Conservators. However, some County Courts have adopted a local rule prohibiting such appointments.

Do I have to take a training class?

The Court requires training within ninety (90) days of appointment. The training is offered by Nebraska’s Office of Public Guardian.

Do I have to report to the court every year?

Every Guardian and/or Conservator is required to file a Reporting Packet each year. If you have questions about which Packet to file, see our FREE Tips, above.

Can I get paid for serving as a Guardian and/or Conservator?

In some instances, yes. However, any payment of Guardian and/or Conservator fees by the ward must first be approved by the Court.

Can my ward travel?

Absolutely, and we hope they do! Travel does not require Court permission.

Can my ward move?

Certainly. However, a permanent move to another state requires Court permission.

Can my ward vote?

Yes, and we hope they do!

Can my ward hire an attorney?

In most instances, yes.

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