State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Nebraska > Chapter30 > 30-2601

30-2601. Definitions and use of terms.Unless otherwise apparent from the context, in the Nebraska Probate Code:(1) Incapacitated person means any person who is impaired by reason of mental illness, mental deficiency, physical illness or disability, chronic use of drugs, chronic intoxication, or other cause (except minority) to the extent that the person lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate responsible decisions concerning himself or herself;(2) A protective proceeding is a proceeding under the provisions of section 30-2630 to determine that a person cannot effectively manage or apply his or her estate to necessary ends, either because the person lacks the ability or is otherwise inconvenienced, or because the person is a minor, and to secure administration of the person's estate by a conservator or other appropriate relief;(3) A protected person is a minor or other person for whom a conservator has been appointed or other protective order has been made;(4) A ward is a person for whom a guardian has been appointed. A minor ward is a minor for whom a guardian has been appointed solely because of minority;(5) Full guardianship means the guardian has been granted all powers which may be conferred upon a guardian by law; and(6) Limited guardianship means any guardianship which is not a full guardianship. SourceLaws 1974, LB 354, § 219, UPC § 5-101; Laws 1997, LB 466, § 5.