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Q: Do i need a lawyer to represent me in a conservatorship case ?

I've been taking care of a family friend for the past 2 years and recently he had his leg amputated. His sister came down from Chicago to visit with him. We both were his medical POA. Until his sister tried to put him in a nursing home far away from anyone. He then took her off as POA, now shes filed for conservatorship over her brother. No one agrees with what shes doing. But in the petition that was filed, my name is mentioned all through it. I just want to know if i will will be allowed to speak/address parts of the petition at the next hearing? there are so many assumptions/dishonesty all through it as well. (i hope this made sense)

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Nina Whitehurst
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  • Crossville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: You are not legally obligated to hire an attorney to represent you. You can legally represent yourself. However, you will probably obtain a better result and have more confidence with what you are doing if you hire an attorney to help you.

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