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You may find yourself in a situation where a family member or a loved one is no longer able to take care of themselves due to mental incapability. These situations can be incredibly difficult. No matter the age of the person in question, whether they are a child or an adult, considering a petition for conservatorship may be the best way to ensure the safety of your loved one moving forward. However, filing a petition for conservatorship of a loved one isn’t as easy as it sounds. The process can be challenging to face alone.

Let an experienced conservatorship attorney take all of the uncertainty out of the equation and help you get the best results possible for your conservatorship case. We have experience handling conservatorships that help all parties involved. Whether temporary or permanent, we can do whatever it takes to get you the rights you need going forward.

What is a Conservatorship?

Conservatorships are established by the Court when a loved one can no longer take care of themself. The Court appoints a person to take charge of that disabled person’s healthcare and financial affairs and authorizes the conservator to act in the best interests of the disabled person. Conservatorships are common when an adult no longer has the mental capacity to make sound decisions about their life.

Filing for a conservatorship is especially prevalent as adults grow much older and suffer from serious mental diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Conservators can dictate the medical treatments an individual needs and can also control many other areas of their life including their finances and their property. However, there are checks and balances to ensure a conservator does not abuse their power. Our law firm can help you through all of your legal options as a conservator so your loved one gets the best assistance possible.

How Can a Conservatorship Lawyer Help Me?

Not every petition for conservatorship goes according to plan. In many cases, you may face a contested case that requires much more legwork in order to overcome. Our estate planning law firm addresses the obstacles you may face in order to ensure you achieve the best results possible. A conservatorship lawyer can assist you through this process by utilizing the law and their experience to their advantage. Seek the legal assistance of a Nashville conservatorship lawyer as soon as you can to get started today.

What is the Difference Between a Guardianship and Conservatorship?

Although the terms are interchangeably used by many people, there is a significant distinction between a guardianship and a conservatorship in Tennessee.

A conservatorship appoints an individual to manage and control another person’s healthcare decision and financial affairs. By contrast, a guardianship is needed when a minor child inherits significant assets. For example, if a minor child’s grandparent passed away and the grandparent left the child a gift of significant cash or real estate, a guardianship over those assets would be required for the child as minors cannot inherit in Tennessee. Guardianship over a child’s assets can be tough to control especially as they approach adulthood. While there are ways to extend guardianship of a child into their mid-20s, it can be challenging to achieve without the help of a Nashville estate planning lawyer. Let our law firm help you with your guardianship needs going forward.

What Are the Next Steps I Should Take?

If you need assistance petitioning for conservatorship or guardianship of another individual, your best course of action may be to contact a Nashville conservatorship lawyer as soon as possible. We can make matters much easier for you as you embark on the filing process. We can make sure you are well informed and well represented throughout your case. Many disputes may arise during this process, especially if your petition for guardianship and conservatorship is challenged.


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