IN RE THE CONSERVATORSHIP OF ALFONSO B. PATTON - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Dec 10, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

James D. R. Roberts, Jr. and Janet L. Layman, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Patricia Richmond.

Attorneys 2:

Peggy D. Mathes, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Guardianship and Trust, Corporation.

Paula Whitson Reed, Nashville, Tennessee, attorney ad litem for the appellee, Alfonso B. Patton.

Judge(s): MCCLARTY

In this conservatorship case, Gloria and John Walker filed a petition in which they sought to be appointed as the conservator of Alfonso B. Patton. Patricia Richmond protested, alleging that she would be an appropriate conservator. Prior to a full hearing on the petition, the trial court appointed the Walkers as temporary conservators of the estate and Patricia Richmond as a temporary conservator of the person. Following approximately one year of protracted litigation, the court confirmed that Alfonso B. Patton was in need of a conservator of his estate and of his person. The court subsequently appointed a neutral, third-party as permanent conservator of the estate and of the person. Patricia Richmond appeals. We affirm the decision of the trial court.

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