Private Professional Guardians Law and Legal Definition

Private Professional Guardians are professionals with experience in the issues related to guardianship. They may possess the desire to positively influence the lives of people who are mentally disabled. The fee prescribed for professional guardianship services must be reasonable and approved by the court when a guardian is appointed.

The following is an example of a state statute (Nevada) defining the term:

According to Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 159.024, the term 'private professional guardian' means a person who receives compensation for services as a guardian to three or more wards who are not related to the person by blood or marriage. The term does not include a governmental agency, a public guardian appointed or designated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 253 of NRS(Nevada Revised statutes), a banking corporation, as defined in NRS 657.016, or an organization permitted to act as fiduciary pursuant to NRS 662.245 if it is appointed as guardian of an estate only, a trust company, as defined in NRS 669.070. and a court-appointed attorney licensed to practice law in this State.