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Conservatorship Association of Tennessee (CAT)

The Conservatorship Association of Tennessee as an affiliate of the National Guardianship Association promotes a nationally recognized standard of excellence in conservatorship and believes that:


“Good Guardians make Good Guardianships”


CAT is a membership organization of people who are concerned about the quality of services for the increasing number of vulnerable Tennesseans who need assistance in decision-making. Membership is open to conservators, guardians, attorneys, representative payees, advocates, family members, judges, magistrates, physicians, social workers, case managers and anyone else interested in improving the lives of Tennesseans who may need conservatorship or guardianship services.

Guardianship is now called Conservatorship in Tennessee for persons 18 years or older. For minors the term Guardianship remains. Conservatorship is a legal process by which a court determines that a person cannot make decisions about some or all areas of life. A Conservator in Tennessee can be a person, institution, or agency appointed by a court to manage the affairs of another. Your local court will be able to direct you to the divisions that handle conservatorships.

Click here to read "How is it determined that a person may need a conservator?"

Click here to become a CAT member

Click here to view a pdf brochure about the Conservatorship Association of Tennessee


 

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CAT CONFERENCE 2014 Slideshow

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 After you click the link above it will download the PowerPoint Presentation.  

Open the presentation and click slideshow - from the beginning and the presentation will run automatically.

 

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  CAT booth at the Tennessee Disability MegaConference 2014

 

BECOME A CAT MEMBER

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Information provided to you either on this website or in response to individual inquiries is intended as general educational information and is NOT LEGAL ADVICE from CAT, its Board of Directors or officers, members, or others acting on behalf of CAT. While some general guidance can be provided, the issues are often complex and depend on both individual factual situations and different procedures followed among the various Tennessee Courts.

PLEASE SEEK THE ADVICE OF AN EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY WHO IS FAMILIAR WITH CONSERVATORSHIP LAW AND THE PROCEDURES OF THE COURT INVOLVED.

 

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