Franklin Guardianship Lawyers
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.