Because this platform does not offer individual legal services and instead provides valuable information, education and other resources for surrogate decision-makers, the costs for your purchases or subscriptions do not constitute the payment of fees to your attorney pursuant to Neb. Ct. R. 6-1437(C). Blazek Law Group, attorneys it employs, attorneys of its affiliates or any other attorney using the Platform may individually represent you as guardian and/or conservator. Such representation is separate and outside the scope of this Platform. Therefore, any expense of this Platform may be paid from your ward's or protected person's estate as a cost related to continuing education in the furtherance of your duties, obligations and authority under Nebraska law. If you have questions about the use of your ward's or protected person's funds, you should speak with an attorney of your choosing. There is no substitute for Court permission, when in doubt seek approval from the Judge in your case.
Guardians & Conservators are permitted to reimburse themselves up to $500 per accounting year without prior Court approval. See Neb. Ct. R. 6-1437(B). If PayPal is not available due to limitations on your ward's or protected person's account, another option is to pay for the cost and reimburse yourself using this rule. Remember this is aggregate reimbursement. Be sure you total any prior reimbursement before paying yourself additional sums.
For example, some financial institutions do not provide debit cards associated with a guardianship checking account. Due to PayPal's restrictions, the best option would be to use your own debit or credit card and then write yourself a check for the reimbursement. Make sure to keep receipts of your transactions using this rule. If you have questions about the use of your ward's or protected person's funds, you should speak with an attorney of your choosing. There is no substitute for Court permission, when in doubt seek approval from the Judge in your case.
The foregoing does not apply in cases where there is a Court-approved Budget. The costs of this Platform would require pre-approval in those situations.