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Thank you very much for your patience. TN Code § 34-1-132 (2014) allows for emergency conservatorship/guardianship over an elderly person which means that you can immediately start making decisions on behalf of your father with court approval. ctions for the appointment of a conservator may be brought in a court exercising probate jurisdiction or any other court of record of any county in which there is venue. Basically, you will need to file a petition in your local court for guardianship, have a hearing, and then explain why you need to be in charge of your father’s affairs. Your father will likely have to be present at the hearings as well because the judge needs to determine whether he is fit to have someone be in charge of his life in that way. Instead of me posting everything in this chat thread, if you click here, the state of TN has set up some sample forms that you can use to get started. Keep in mind that there are going to be fees involved with this as well so be prepared to pay a few hundred dollars to make this happen.
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