Sevierville Guardianship / Conservatorship Lawyers
Legal protection for the ones you love
If you are the responsible for a child or a disabled adult – you need to plan for the future carefully. Ogle, Rowell & Penland, P.C. can help you draft legal safeguards in the event that you are unable to care for a dependent loved one. We can also help you in the event that an independent loved one begins to act erratically and can no longer make reasonable decisions on their own. In these cases, we can help you obtain the legal authority to act for their best interest. Since 1952, our law firm has helped people with these legal issues.
Guardianships for minor children in Tennessee
Parents should designate a guardian for their children. In the absence of a designation, the court will appoint a responsible adult to exercise authority in the child’s best interest.
Types of guardians include:
- Emergency or interim guardian — appointed on a temporary basis due to immediate need
- Guardian of the estate — a person charged with managing an inheritance for a minor
- Guardian of the person — an adult who takes responsibility for the health and welfare of a child
- Guardian ad litem — usually an attorney who makes legal decision on behalf of a child
- Plenary guardian — a guardian who combines the responsibilities of the estate and the person
We help adults become guardians and advises them on how to best exercise their duties.
Incapacitated Adult Guardianship / Conservatorship
Older people and family members who are losing the capacity to act in their own best interests will often time resist your attempts to take control. If your parents or older relatives will not sign a power of attorney granting you authority, it may be necessary to obtain a court order appointing you as their guardian. Our law firm represents adults whose concern for their parents or older relatives prompts them to seek legal guardianship.
Disabled Adult Special Need Trusts
A disabled adult will often times require some type of permanent maintenance. It is important to provide enough resources for their lifetime, but you also want them to qualify for benefits based on their needs. We design special needs trusts and supplemental needs trusts that allow disabled adults to qualify for benefits but still have things that are needed for their health and well-being.
Contact a Sevierville Guardianship, Conservatorship & Special Needs Lawyer
We can help you assist minors and susceptible adults that need help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with an experienced and knowledgeable family law attorney.