2019 Tennessee Code
Title 34 - Guardianship
Chapter 5 - Uniform Veterans' Guardianship Law
§ 34-5-111. Accounts -- Certificate of examination of securities or investments -- Copies sent to veterans administration office -- Notice of hearing -- Property derived from other sources.
(a) Every guardian who has received or shall receive on account of a ward any moneys or other thing of value from the veterans administration shall file with the court annually, on the anniversary date of the appointment, in addition to such other accounts as may be required by the court, a full, true and accurate account under oath of all moneys or other things of value so received by that guardian, all earnings, interest or profits derived from and all property acquired with those moneys or other things of value and of all disbursements from them, and showing the balance of those moneys or other things of value in that guardian's hands at the date of the account and how invested.
(b) The guardian, at the time of filing any account, shall exhibit all securities or investments held by the guardian to an officer of the bank or other depository in which the securities or investments are held for safekeeping or to an authorized representative of the corporation that is surety on the guardian's bond, or to the judge or clerk of a court of record in this state, or, upon request of the guardian or other interested party, to any other reputable person designated by the court, who shall certify in writing that that person has examined the securities or investments and identified them with those described in the account, and shall note any omissions or discrepancies. If the depository is the guardian, the certifying officer shall not be the officer verifying the account. The guardian may exhibit the securities or investments to the judge of the court, who shall endorse on the account and copy of the account a certificate that the securities or investments shown in the account as held by the guardian were each in fact exhibited to the judge and that those exhibited to the judge were the same as those shown in the account, and noting any omission or discrepancy. With respect to funds for which the guardian is accountable, deposited in any bank, federal savings bank or credit union, a guardian's account to the court for those funds may be made in accordance with § 34-1-111(c)(1)(B).
(c) At the time of filing in the court any account, a certified copy of the account and a signed duplicate of each certificate filed with the court shall be sent by the guardian to the office of the veterans administration having jurisdiction over the area in which the court is located. A signed duplicate or a certified copy of any petition, motion or other pleading, pertaining to an account, or to any matter other than an account, and filed in the guardianship proceedings, or in any proceeding for the purpose of removing the disability of minority or mental incapacity, shall be furnished by the person filing the same to the proper office of the veterans administration. Unless a hearing is waived in writing by the attorney of the veterans administration, and by all other persons, if any, entitled to notice, the court shall fix a time and place for the hearing on the account, petition, motion or other pleading not less than fifteen (15) days nor more than thirty (30) days from the date the account, petition, motion or other pleading is filed, unless a different available date is stipulated in writing. Unless waived in writing, written notice of the time and place of hearing shall be given the veterans administration office concerned and the guardian and any others entitled to notice not less than fifteen (15) days prior to the date fixed for the hearing. The notice may be given by mail, in which event it shall be deposited in the mails not less than fifteen (15) days prior to that date. The court, or clerk of the court, shall mail to the veterans administration office a copy of each order entered in any guardianship proceeding in which the administrator is an interested party.
(d) If the guardian or conservator is accountable for property derived from sources other than the veterans administration, the guardian or conservator shall be accountable for such other property as is or may be required under the applicable law of this state pertaining to the property of minors or persons adjudicated incompetent who are not beneficiaries of the veterans administration, and as to that other property shall be entitled to the compensation provided by that law. The account for other property may be combined with the account filed in accordance with this section.