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The Legal Criteria for a Mental Health Conservatorship

If you have a loved one who is suffering from a mental disability that makes it hard if not impossible for them to function in daily life, such as Alzheimer’s, you can seek to have a conservator appointed by a court. Likewise, you yourself – in facing such mental challenges – may decide that it is in your best interests to have a conservator appointed to help make medical and health-related decisions for you.
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Can a Mentally Ill Loved One be Forced into Treatment?

Anyone who’s dealt with mental illness personally or with a loved one knows what a long and difficult road it can be. Oftentimes, there is no cure, and the best we can hope for is to simply manage the condition and move through life the best we can.
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What is a Mental Health Conservatorship?

If someone you care about is unable to manage their financial or medical affairs because of a mental illness, you may be considering a mental health conservatorship. However, setting up a mental health conservatorship is no easy task, which is why you need the help of an experienced attorney. Don’t face this challenging time alone.
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Who Can a Conservatorship Help?

When a loved one becomes vulnerable to undue influence or can no longer make medical and financial decisions due to incapacity, a conservatorship may be the best choice. However, establishing a conservatorship is not an easy process, which is why you may need to seek the assistance of an attorney.
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Can I Make My Family Member Go To Rehab?

Tennessee is one of 37 states with an involuntary commitment law, but the standards and legal barriers are high. If your loved one is a minor and facing an addiction problem, whether with alcohol, prescription, or illegal drugs, the law states that either the parent or the minor can consent to addiction treatment.
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Common Misconceptions About DUIs

Under Tennessee DUI laws, it is an offense to drive or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or more or while under the influence of a controlled substance.
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Your Rights and DUI Tests

When you are suspected by law enforcement of driving under the influence (DUI), you may be asked to submit to DUI tests. Many motorists in Tennessee do not understand their rights during DUI tests.
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There Are Alternatives to Going to Jail

Defendants who are convicted of a crime in Tennessee are often punished through incarceration in county jail or state prison. The primary aim of imprisonment is protecting the immediate society against criminal offenses while depriving the defendant of their freedom.
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Considerations When Divorcing Later in Life

An increasing number of older couples are seeking a divorce later in life. While the reasons people choose to file for divorce after a long-term marriage vary from one couple to another, there are several challenges inherent in any “gray divorce.” The term “gray” or “silver” divorce refers to the dissolution of marriage undertaken by an older couple.
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