Monday, March 19, 2012

Nashville Probate Committee Hosts Judge Kennedy

       Today, the Nashville Bar Association Probate Committee had the pleasure to have Davidson County's Probate Judge Randy Kennedy speak at our monthly meeting.  Various topics were discussed including new procedures for his courtroom and advice/tips for petitions to probate wills, specifically lost wills. But the bulk of the discussion involved the Judge discussing the proposed amendments to the State of Tennessee's Conservator and Guardianship laws.  Judge Kennedy summarized many of the changes and possible ramifications.  Overall, his main message was for the Tennessee bar members to read through the legislation and submit any comments, concerns, and questions to the legislature.  

       The Tennessee Bar Association is putting together a committee to research the new proposed amendments and submit a report discussing the positions of the probate bar.  A future article will include a more thorough discussion of the amendments and the specific provisions and their potential ramifications.  If interested, the following are links to the proposed amendments:

http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/SB2519.pdf
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/SB2398.pdf
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/HB2456.pdf

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