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In comparison with conservatorships, guardianships pertain to minor children. A guardianship may be necessary when there is a need of partial or full supervision, assistance, and protection of the minor child, their property, or sometimes both. This may be a situation where the child/children’s parents die, or they are unable to care for the child/children any longer.

In Tennessee, the court will look to determine what is in the best interests of the minor child when deciding who shall be appointed as guardian. This individual may be a parent, a designated person in a parent’s will, an adult sibling, any close relatives of the minor child, or other. The court will generally oversee assets of the child until the age of eighteen, requiring periodic accountings from the guardian.

There are specific criteria required to be a guardian. A guardian must be over the age of eighteen (18) and they must be emotionally, mentally, physically, and financially capable of caring for the child until the child reaches eighteen (18) years old.

If you have questions about guardianships or would like to file for guardianship of a minor, please contact our office.

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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.

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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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