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Estate Planning & Dementia: What You Should Consider

As Americans live longer through advances in medicine, from watching what they eat and drink, and in general from making better-informed decisions regarding their health, they not only add years to their lives but expose themselves to the late-life onset of cognitive impairment.
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Temporary vs. Permanent Conservatorships

Conservatorships in Tennessee can be temporary (emergency) and permanent, but many people do not understand the difference between the two. If you are considering placing your family member or friend under a conservatorship, you need to understand your options.
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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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