Guardianship / Conservatorship

grandfatherly person and young girl at the tableGuardianship and conservatorship offer the most restrictive types of decision making needed when individuals cannot make decisions for themselves. This includes individuals birth to death: elderly because of health conditions, and minors because of age.

Guardian / Conservator Training Classes

Fulfills Guardian/Conservator education requirements set by the Nebraska Probate Code. Classes are approved by Nebraska Supreme Court.

This class provides detailed information for those serving as guardian or conservator. Most classes are co-taught by a volunteer attorney through the Nebraska State Bar Association who answers general legal questions.
Participants must be registered and paid at least one week prior to the class.  We will not be taking registrations or payments the day of the trainings. If you have any questions please call  402-471-2862 or email

Registration fee is $35 cash/check 

Office of Public Guardian
Ph:  (402) 471-2862



2016 Guardian/Conservator Training Classes across Nebraska

You can register and pay for a class at the above link.


Youth in Nebraska who are 18 and under are considered minors and therefore guardianship is required* (with some exceptions). There are different requirements depending upon the type of guardianship.

Less restrictive alternatives to full guardianship for decision making should be considered before a crisis hits.

Guardian / Conservator Responsibilities

What is guardianship?*
Responsibilities to the court*
Responsibilities to the ward*
Financial responsibilities*

Alternatives to Guardianship*
Decision Making as a Guardian/Conservator*
Guardianship of a Minor*

Click here for Availability in Spanish 

*UNL Extension publications


Guardianships/Conservatorships Required Forms used in County Court - provided by Nebraska Supreme Court

UNL Extension Publications -- List of Guardianship NebGuides (in English and Spanish)