Adult Guardianship

Adult Guardianship

× NOTE: In response to COVID-19, adult guardianship hearings are currently heard via videoconferencing or telephonically. Please contact AdultGuardianship@washoecourts.us 48 hours prior to your hearing for specific instructions.
× IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Court is not issuing Citations in-person. Therefore, please email your completed Citation to AdultGuardianship@washoecourts.us. If you are exempt from electronic filing, you may still call 775-328-3135 for a hearing date and to obtain your Citation.

Issuing Letters

For the issuance of Letters, the oath needs to be subscribed before someone authorized to administer oaths (usually a notary or the judicial officer on the record). Once that has been done, the Letters can be submitted to the Court for issuance via eFlex. Once the user is on the eFile screen, leave "Document Category" blank. Go to "Document Type" and select "**Document Issued by the Court" and then submit your Letters as you would any other document. The clerk will then sign the Letters, affix the seal, and file them into the case.

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Adult Guardianships are handled by Department 7 of the Second Judicial District Court.

The District Court cannot give legal advice or assist the public in drafting petitions. Individuals who are proceeding without the assistance of an attorney, may contact the Resource Center to obtain guardianship packets that may assist in initiating or responding to a guardianship case. Self-represented litigants are responsible to familiarize themselves with law that is applicable to their case. The Self Help Center is available for public use during the following hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm; the Self Help Center is located at 1 South Sierra Street, First Floor, Reno, Nevada 89501.

Adult Guardianships are heard every Friday. Please carefully read your court documents for hearing time and location.

Contact

The Honorable Egan Walker, Guardianship Judge


Administrative Assistant: Laura Watts-Vial (775)328-3158
Court Clerk: Teresa Travers (775)328-3135
Email AdultGuardianship@washoecourts.us

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