Power of attorney (POA) is the legal authority to make decisions for another person.
You (the “principal”) can use a power of attorney form to assign a trusted individual (the “agent”) to legally make financial or medical decisions on your behalf.
There are various types of power of attorney for different situations, and the requirements vary by state.
Find your legally-binding Tennessee (TN) power of attorney form below.
Tennessee (TN) Power of Attorney Documents
Tennessee DMV Power of Attorney
A department of motor vehicles (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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Tennessee Power of Attorney for Minor Child
The parent of a minor child may set up a Tennessee parental power of attorney to nominate a trusted third party (agent) to assume parental responsibility for a limited period.
How to Get Power of Attorney in Tennessee
To set up a power of attorney, both the agent and principal fill out and sign a power of attorney form.
All forms available for download here comply with the Tennessee state code.
Tennessee POA Requirements
For a power of attorney to 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