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Conservators monitor an adult individual’s care and (usually) take care of their financial assets. A Guardian is an individual who monitor’s the care and financial assets of a minor. A temporary guardianship may be set up for many situations for temporary care of a child.

  • What You Need to Know About Conservatorships for Your Parents

    Do you have a parent or adult friend who can no longer make his or her own decisions regarding their finances and medical care? Perhaps they’ve experienced a brain injury that left them in a coma, a stroke that impaired normal function or they suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Financial planners or bank officers also may…
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  • Understanding the Difference Between Conservatorships and Guardianships

    Tennessee law strives to provide for vulnerable individuals through conservatorships and guardianships. In a conservatorship or guardianship agreement, the court takes away some of the individual’s rights and awards them to a capable conservator or guardian. Depending on the individual’s age and needs, the court may award control of finances, healthcare decisions, living arrangements, and…
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  • Conservatorships for Elderly or Mentally Challenged Individuals

    In this era of scattered families, the people who are mentally marginalized due to age, substance abuse or mental disabilities are often left in a vulnerable position to be taken advantage of by third parties of unscrupulous family members. It is common for a young family member to be living with a grandparent to be…
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