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Caregiver Affidavit Nevada

January 23, 2022

At times, certain life events can make it challenging to cater to your son or daughter's health and school-related needs. In other words, you may have to rely on the support of a trusted relative or friend.

Luckily, there is a short, straightforward, and legally-binding document that enables the caregiver that you choose to act as your child's guardian in medical, educational, and other settings.

The form, called a caregiver affidavit, which is what this article is all about, is available across Nevada's counties.

What is a caregiver affidavit in Nevada?

This document gives parents a power of attorney over their minor children. You may want to use a caregiver affidavit form in Nevada to give your son or daughter's caregiver the legal parental authority to make educational and medical decisions for the child.

Most of the time, this responsibility is delegated by parents who will be unavailable for a prolonged period, which can be due to a medical treatment or overseas military deployment.

Many people would name a relative or close friend as their kid's caregiver on the form.

Caregiver Affidavit Form

The document, titled 'Temporary Guardianship', is only one-page long. You may get a hard copy from your county or download it online (click here to download the official Nevada Minor Child (Parent) of Minor Power of Attorney Form).

Once you download the file or obtain a paper version, follow these instructions while you fill it out:

  1. At the beginning of the page, you would enter your and your spouse's name (assuming that they are the child's parent) in the first two spaces.
  2. After that, your son or daughter's name goes in the third blank.
  3. In the final two spaces in the first paragraph of the form, enter the name(s) of your child's designated guardian(s).
  4. Next, you want to skip the second paragraph, sign (alongside your kid's other parent, if applicable) in the blank below it, and put down your address in the corresponding area.
  5. Skip the subsequent section and go to the one that starts with "I/we". This part should be completed by the caregiver who will handle the parental duties.
  6. In the same paragraph, have the caregiver write down the name of your child's county school district.
  7. Right below that, the caregiver(s) would sign and provide their address.
  8. Have your son or daughter sign in the designated space that's in the bottom right corner of the form. However, this is only the case if they're 14 years of age or older (that is to say that children who are younger than 14 don't need to sign).

Who signs the Affidavit form?

As mentioned earlier, both yourself and your child's mother/father have to sign the caregiver affidavit document. So does the caregiver. If you're giving parental authority to more than one person, each of them has to sign it.

The minor's signature, which signifies their consent, is also required for children aged 14 years and older in order for the document to be valid.

When does the Affidavit expire?

After the court accepts and processes the form, the affidavit stays in effect for 6 months.

Those who anticipate that they will be unavailable (due to a medical procedure or military deployment) for more than 6 months may want to consider the Long-Term Guardianship form.

Nonetheless, the Temporary Guardianship affidavit will still suffice because it allows designated caregivers to make medical and educational decisions for your child while you can't do so.

Perhaps most noteworthy is that the form is short, simple, and easy to fill out, which is particularly ideal for entering a parental guardianship agreement with a friend or relative that you trust.