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A conservatorship is a legal relationship that is created by a court order. It removes the decision-making authority from one individual and vests that authority in another trusted individual appointed by the court. A conservatorship may be needed for individuals that do not have a Power of Attorney and do not have or may have lost the mental or physical ability to make informed decisions about legal, financial, or medical issues. If you are appointed by the court, you can make these decisions on behalf of the individual. There can be limited, or full conservatorships and they can be just over a person, just their property, or over both person and property. A limited conservatorship means that decision-making authority is given over some decisions, but not all, while a full conservatorship means decision-making authority is given over all decisions for the individual.

Persons who have an illness, disability, injury or who are aging may need a conservator.

Who can be appointed as conservator? According to Tennessee law, the court will look at what is in the best interests of the individual needing the conservatorship. This may be a person designated by the individual, a spouse, any children, close relative, or other.

In the alternative, if a person has the mental capacity required, that person may still execute a Power of Attorney granting another the legal authority to make healthcare and/or financial decisions.

If you have questions about whether you should file a request to become conservator for an individual, please contact our office and we can guide you through the process.

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Meet Attorney Diane Crosier

Serving the people of Tennessee since 1992, Diane is known for compassionate, skilled representation. She is dedicated to excellence in her field and has undergone additional high-level training to earn and maintain her listing as a Rule 31 Mediator. This means she is well-versed in alternative dispute resolution, helping families stay out of court and amicably resolve their issues.

Diane is also backed by years of trial-tested counsel. If your case does move to court, she is prepared to fully protect your interests. Her reputation has led to her being voted into the “10 Best Family Lawyers" in 2015 by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. This is just one testament to her commitment to client satisfaction, her sterling reputation in the legal community, and her industry leading insight.

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Meet Attorney Jill Hudson

Jill is a family law advocate, seeking to resolve family law concerns with an aggressive approach and a compassionate heart. After earning her J.D. from the Nashville School of Law, Jill embarked on her impressive legal career in fighting on behalf of those who need their voice to be heard by the legal system.

Not only has Jill previously worked as Deputy Director for the Tennessee Association for Justice, as well as the Director of Communications at the Tennessee Department of Mental Health, she was also selected to be a part of the 2017 List of Super Lawyers® Rising Stars™. Her track record of success and advocacy in an effort to fight for the justice her clients deserve are a source of comfort for those she represents. With Jill on your side, you can rest assured you are in the hands of a Franklin family lawyer who will construct a highly-personalized course of action for your particular case.

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