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The official Frantz, McConnell, and Seymour, LLP blog.

What are the Duties of a Conservator?

What are the Duties of a Conservator?

In Tennessee, a Court may appoint a Conservator for a person who lacks mental capacity to handle his / her own affairs.  But what exactly does a Conservator DO and what are the responsibilities of the job?

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Potential Legal Traps for Executors Distributing Firearms from an Estate

Potential Legal Traps for Executors Distributing Firearms from an Estate

In Tennessee, like most states, estates frequently include the decedent’s firearms. There are legal concerns for the executor1  concerning distributing the firearms to beneficiaries or heirs of an estate.  These can involve a beneficiary who is disqualified from possessing a firearm, or too young to take possession.  There may even be concerns about the legality of the firearm itself, see What Do You Do with Grandpa's Machine Gun.  

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