Conservatorships

A Conservatorship is a powerful legal tool which places one person in charge of the affairs of another person.  It is primarily used for elderly people or mentally ill people who are unable to protect themselves.  Through a court process, a judge will place a person - the Conservator - in charge of the finances and medical decisions of another.  

The Conservator is tasked with making the person's decisions with their best interests in mind.  Because the result is so powerful, Tennessee has adopted strict procedures that must be followed before a Conservatorship will be granted. 


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