IN RE CONSERVATORSHIP OF WALTRAUD E. LEMONTE - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Nov 17, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Ronald Ray LeMonte, Jr., Woodlawn, Tennessee, pro se.

Attorneys 2:

Ashleigh L. Travis, Clarksville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Elke LeMonte and Bonnie Alice Castor.

Judge(s): ARMSTRONG

This appeal involves competing conservatorship petitions filed by the children of the Ward. Appellees, daughters of the Ward, filed a petition seeking to be named as co-conservators for the Ward and seeking to revoke powers of attorney executed by the Ward in favor of her son who is the Appellant. Appellant filed his answer and counter-petition to be appointed conservator. Appellees opposed Appellant’s counter-petition on the ground that he is a convicted felon and, therefore, ineligible to serve as the Ward’s conservator, under Tennessee Code Annotated Section 40-20-115. The trial court found that Appellant’s Nevada sentence for drug charges disqualified him from serving as the Ward’s agent or fiduciary. As such, the trial court revoked the Appellant’s powers of attorney and dismissed Appellant’s counter-petition. Discerning no error, we affirm.

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