A Tennessee minor (child) power of attorney grants temporary parental rights to an attorney-in-fact. This agent can make crucial medical and educational decisions on the child’s behalf in case unforeseen circumstances, like hospitalization or emergency business travel, render the parent or guardian unable to care for their child.
Please note that this delegation is temporary. Even though Tennessee law doesn’t specify how long these authorities remain valid, a parent can impose a timeframe restriction. If the designated period expires, the parent can renew the arrangement by filling out a new form.
Where to Record: Recording this document isn’t required.
Signing Requirements: Notary public or two witnesses (Tenn. Code § 34-6-302).
Length of Validity: No specification in the state’s laws (Tenn. Code § 34-6-306).