Conservatorship

Below you will find links to resources that provide information on conservatorship. You can also find information on how to seek aid from a lawyer, if needed.  Some areas of the state have more information than others.  You may wish to look at information from other areas as well as your own.

 

Statewide Resources

Senior Services Resources

This resource from West Tennessee Legal Services provides information about programs that provide senior services and assistance in Tennessee.

Legal Handbook for Seniors

This handbook from the Tennessee Bar Association provides information on a variety of legal topics helpful to Seniors.

Public Guardianship:

Public guardians, also known as conservators, help people over 60 who can no longer help themselves. The person needing help may be unable to make decisions about money or medical care. They often need help with basic needs. Use this resource from the Tennessee Commission on Aging & Disability to learn more.

Conservatorship Association of TN (CAT):

CAT is a membership organization of people who are concerned about the quality of services for vulnerable Tennesseans. Visit their website to find out more information.

Conservatorship and Other Alternatives, Handbook:

This guide for individuals with disabilities and their families provides helpful information about conservatorship and other options. This resource was provided by The Arc - Tennessee.

 

Forms:

Standard Court Forms for all of Tennessee

This resource contains standard court forms for all of Tennessee that approved for all counties. If you need help filing one of these forms, you can ask a lawyer in your area.

Legal Advice:

TN Free Legal Answers

If you are in Tennessee, the website, Free Legal Answers,  allows you to ask a lawyer for help with a legal issue at no cost.  It is fast and easy, and all you need is a computer. This is a FREE service for people who cannot afford a lawyer. 

How it works: 

  • You will answer a few questions to see if you qualify for their service. If you qualify, you will have the option to create an account.
  • If you are eligible, you can ask their volunteer attorneys a non-criminal legal question.
  • Once your question receives a response, you will get an email. You will need to sign into the website to read your response and ask any additional questions.

Visit https://tn.freelegalanswers.org/ to sign up.

Find Representation:

Statewide Directory

The Statewide Directory provides information regarding Legal Aid Attorneys and other agencies by county in Tennessee.

Still need assistance? Please speak to a librarian at your local library. They may have additional resources to assist you.

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