If you wish to appoint somebody to take care of your affairs (that is, an “agent” or “attorney-in-fact”), you can do so with a legal instrument called a power of attorney.
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Durable Power of Attorney – Tennessee
With a durable power of attorney, the agent’s authority to act does not expire if the principal becomes incapacitated. This form can also be referred to as a financial power of attorney — a legal instrument enabling a trusted agent to manage financial decisions on behalf of the principal.
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While the above is a general power of attorney, what follows are limited powers of attorney forms. With a limited power of attorney, the affairs an agent is authorized to manage are restricted to those documented by the forms below.
Medical Power of Attorney – Tennessee
A medical power of attorney is a kind of advance directive that gives doctors and caregivers legal instructions on how to manage your care should you become incapacitated.
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Tennessee DMV Power of Attorney
A DMV power of attorney, or a power of attorney form for a motor vehicle, is a legal document used to give a proxy or agent authority to manage a principal’s vehicle-related affairs on their behalf
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Power of Attorney for Minor Child – Tennessee
The parent of a minor child may set up a parental power of attorney to nominate a trusted third party (agent) to assume parental responsibility for a limited period.
Tennessee Power of Attorney Requirements
For a power of attorney to be withstand legal scrutiny in Tennessee, the POA document must be in writing and contain the:
- principal’s name and signature of the principal
- name of agent(s)
- date of execution
- details of powers granted
How Do You Get Power of Attorney in Tennessee
All forms available for download here comply with the Tennessee state code.
To create a POA document highly customized to your circumstances, use our Tennessee POA form builder.