It is indisputable that our population is aging, both in Tennessee and across our nation. In this day and age, there really is no substitute for appointing a conservator in place of a more informal arrangement to care for your relative or loved one. A conservatorship proceeding, which is seldom contested, can be completed without incurring substantial attorney’s fees.
The status of conservatorship law is constantly changing, even as of this writing. There are bound to be more changes as our population ages in the years ahead. You need an experienced lawyer to handle your conservatorship or elder abuse case who keeps apprised of these important developments.
Contrary to popular belief, everyone needs a will. If you do not have a will, under Tennessee law the State of Tennessee has the authority to make decisions as to disposition of your property when you die, according to statute. You need a competent lawyer to draft your will. In addition, when you or a loved one dies, the will must be probated in order to be legally effective.
Of course, none of us want to spend time thinking about these issues, but it is imperative that you do so. If you or an elderly or infirm loved one has an issue in one of these areas, please feel free to get in touch with us.