[Rev. 11/21/2013 9:51:06 AM--2013]

CHAPTER 161 - CONSERVATORS FOR MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES AND MERCHANT SEAMEN

NRS 161.010           Appointment.

NRS 161.020           Bond; reports; powers.

NRS 161.030           Termination of conservatorship: Delivery of property.

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      NRS 161.010  Appointment.  Whenever a person, referred to in this chapter as an absentee, serving in or with the Armed Forces of the United States, or a person serving as a merchant seaman, has been reported or listed as missing, or missing in action, or interned in a neutral country, or beleaguered, besieged or captured by an enemy, has an interest in any form of property in this state or is a legal resident of this state and has not provided an adequate power of attorney authorizing another to act in his or her behalf in regard to such property or interest, then the district court of the county of the absentee’s legal domicile or of the county where such property is situated, upon petition alleging the foregoing facts and showing the necessity for providing care of the property of such absentee made by any person who would have an interest in the property of the absentee were such absentee deceased, or on the court’s own motion, after notice to, or on receipt of proper waivers from, the heirs and next of kin of the absentee as provided by law for the administration of an estate, and upon good cause being shown, may, after finding the facts to be as aforesaid, appoint a conservator to take charge of the absentee’s estate, under the supervision and subject to the further orders of the court.

      [1:194:1945; 1943 NCL § 9570]

      NRS 161.020  Bond; reports; powers.

      1.  The court shall have full discretionary authority to appoint any suitable person as conservator and may require a conservator to post an adequate surety bond and to make such reports as the court may deem necessary.

      2.  The conservator shall have the same powers and authority as the guardian of the property of an infant or incompetent and shall be considered as an officer or arm of the court.

      [2:194:1945; 1943 NCL § 9570.01]

      NRS 161.030  Termination of conservatorship: Delivery of property.

      1.  At any time upon petition signed by the absentee, or on petition of an attorney-in-fact acting under an adequate power of attorney granted by the absentee, the court shall direct the termination of the conservatorship and the delivery of all property held thereunder to the absentee or to the designated attorney-in-fact.

      2.  If at any time subsequent to the appointment of a conservator it shall appear that the absentee has died and an executor or administrator has been appointed for the estate of the deceased absentee, the court shall direct the termination of the conservatorship and the delivery of all property of the deceased absentee held thereunder to such executor or administrator.

      [3:194:1945; 1943 NCL § 9570.02]