Chattanooga Conservatorship Lawyer
Legal Representation for Conservators
Is your loved one having difficulty understanding the decisions that need
to be made? Does he or she have trouble making the right medical or financial
decisions for themselves? If you believe that your loved one can no longer
make decisions about some areas of his or her life, then a conservatorship
may be in his or her best interests.
At Jackson Law Firm, PLLC, we are intimately familiar with conservatorship
and all other elder law matters in Tennessee. Our
Chattanooga estate planning attorneys have
helped hundreds of clients find the right answers for their families.
If your elderly loved one is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, dementia,
or having difficulty managing their affairs due to the natural process
of aging, we can help you determine if a conservatorship is on the horizon.
Conservatorship in Tennessee
Guardianship is now called conservatorship in Tennessee; guardianship applies
to minors under the age of 18. Conservatorship is a legal process where
the court decides that an adult cannot make decisions about some areas
of his or her life. Such difficulty making decisions may involve any of
the following areas:
- Living arrangements
- Everyday personal care
- Medical care
- Vocational and educational services
- Caring for dependents
- Managing finances
Anyone who is willing and able may serve as a conservator, and this includes
family, friends, or even acquaintances; however, the court will first
consider a family member for appointment.
If the court decides to appoint a conservator, the areas of decision-making
assigned to the conservator will be limited by those necessary and will
be tailored to the abilities of the individual who cannot make decisions
for himself or herself.
Contact us for Skilled Legal Representation
As a prospective conservator, you should become educated on the judicial
process, the duties of reporting, and being accountable to the court.
To learn more about the duties, obligations, and responsibilities of a
conservator in Tennessee, contact
Jackson Law Firm, PLLC. In a free consultation, our Chattanooga elder law attorney will answer
your questions so you can proceed forward in the right direction.