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Franklin, TN Conservatorships & Guardianship Attorneys

Professional & Personalized Representation in Williamson County

In an effort to protect the rights of minor children and/or incapacitated adults, a court may establish a conservatorship or guardianship. If you are seeking to become a conservator or guardian, or if you feel that a conservator or guardian has wronged you or your loved one, you need trusted legal representation.

Neil Campbell of Story, Abernathy & Campbell can help guide you through the difficult decisions that need to be made as you take legal action to care for your loved one. Our legal team also works to protect the rights of those who have a conservator or guardian making decisions on their behalf.

Call (615) 235-5620 today to find out how we can help you manage this sensitive situation.

What Is the Difference between Conservatorships & Guardianship?

A guardianship is a court-appointed position that grants one person the right to make decisions and provide care for a minor under the age of 18.

A conservatorship is when a court grants an individual or entity the legal authority to manage the affairs of a person who is no longer able to make safe or appropriate decisions for themselves due to physical or cognitive disabilities. A conservatorship is also referred to as adult guardianship. The person making the decisions is referred to as the conservator, while the person for whom the decisions are being made is known as the ward.

A conservator may have limited authority to make certain decisions for the ward, such as those regarding:

  • Healthcare decisions
  • Financial decisions
  • Housing arrangements
  • Personal hygiene
  • Personal care and protection
  • Nutrition and meal preparation
  • Work decisions
  • Travel plans

Protecting the Rights of Wards

In a conservatorship, it is crucial to remember that individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities have the same rights as any other adult, except for rights that have been removed by the court in the conservatorship process.

Even when conservatorship has been established, the ward reserves several rights, including:

  • The right to equal treatment under the law
  • The right to confidentiality and privacy
  • The right to be treated with respect and dignity
  • The right to make decisions about any aspect of life which the court has not delegated to the conservator
  • The right to safe and humane living conditions
  • The right to petition the court to review, change, or remove conservatorship
  • The right to have the conservator consider his or her opinions, preferences, and wishes

Those who believe their rights or the rights of their loved ones are being violated by a conservator should seek assistance from a qualified family lawyer immediately.

Choose Our Williamson County Family Law Office

Neil Campbell and his team are focused on the unique needs of each client. Our Franklin conservatorship and guardianship attorneys can provide you with the personalized legal attention you deserve.

Contact our legal professionals as soon as possible at (615) 235-5620 to schedule your confidential consultation.

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