Welcome to CATENN

What is a Conservatorship?

CAT is a membership organization of people who are concerned about the quality of services for  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. 

Conservatorship is a legal process by which the court gives decision-making responsibilities to a conservator in areas in which the respondent (the legal term for the person who is the subject of the proceeding) does not have the capacity to make or understand the consequences of his or her decisions.