Guardianship / Conservatorship
Guardianship 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.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension offers Guardian/Conservator education classes in all judicial districts. 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. Please call local contact person at least two days ahead of date of training.
Registration fee is $35 cash/check payable to University of Nebraska-Lincoln at the class.
State coordinator is Extension Educator Eileen Krumbach
Ph: (402) 362-5508, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
*UNL Extension publications
Guardianships/Conservatorships Required Forms used in County Court - provided by Nebraska Supreme CourtNational eXtension also offers help and resources for caregivers and guardians.
Healthy Family Communication
Divorce & Step Families
Divorcing couples face parenting challenges and custody decisions. Nebraska Extension's Co-Parenting for Successful Kids program and resources help children, parents and families cope.