Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Conservatorship is Meant to Protect, But in Tennessee, it Sometimes Destroys

Just two years ago, 80-year-old Jewell Tinnon was living comfortably in the Edgehill house she and her late husband had bought and paid for years earlier.

But all that was before a petition was filed, without her knowledge, in Davidson County Probate Court to protect and conserve her life, health and assets.

Tinnon, who now lives in public housing a few blocks from the house that was auctioned off to pay bills while she was in a conservatorship, said she was not aware of the recommendations but had one question.

“If they change it (the law) when will I get my stuff back?” she asked.

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Barbara said...

You should get your stuff back, Ms. Tinnon. The law should provide some remedy for those who have been financially exploited through it.

StandUp said...

I can't imagine how scared Mrs. Tinnon is - to have this happen at such a late time in her life. It's criminal.

Sue said...

Jewell Tinnon has the right to be made WHOLE.

How many Jewell Tinnon's are there?

Will said...

It makes me sick to think the vultures have to sink so low that they'd take advantage of a 80-year old woman.

B Inberg said...

Jewell Tinnon's case is the trigger in this effort to expose the truth of how conservatorship in Davidson County failed to conserve anything for the ward. Hey this is a no-brainer who benefited financially? Think real hard - BINGO~! You got it.

Jewell Tinnon deserved to enjoy her golden years and to think she has no recourse.

Ginger was disregarded by the court, that's you Judge Randy Kennedy and her Conservator wanted to keep Ginger as an active case to generate income - another no brainer.