Tennessee power of attorney forms are used to grant authority to a representative to act on behalf of the document’s creator. The representative is referred to as either “the agent” or “the attorney-in-fact,” whereas the individual drafting the power of attorney is referred to therein as “the principal.” The document will define the scope of authority within which the agent can operate, while legally granting them the power to do so. Whether it is created for the management of finances, the oversight of medical treatments, the filing of income tax, or the sale of property, the agent named in the form is obligated to perform their duties in accordance with the principal’s wishes and best interest.
By Type (8)
Advance Directive – Provides Tennessee residents with the ability to relay their wishes with regard to health care treatment once incapacitated. It also provides them with the opportunity to name a trusted individual to represent them should they lose the ability to represent themselves.
Durable Power of Attorney – A durable power of attorney is used when the principal requires the agent to handle their finances after they have become incapacitated.
General (non-durable) Power of Attorney – Provides an agent with sweeping authority to oversee the principal’s finances. The agreement is rendered ineffective by the incapacitation of the principal.
Limited Power of Attorney – The limited nature of this document is in reference to the scope of authority; the agent may only perform the few actions relayed in the document’s provisions.
Motor Vehicle (Form RV-F1311401) Power of Attorney – Enables an individual to select an agent to complete documentation on their behalf with regard to the titling or registration of a motor vehicle.
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Signing requirements: Vehicle Owner
Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – This is used to transfer temporary guardianship of one’s minor child to a trusted representative.
Real Estate Power of Attorney – This form can be used if the principal is looking to find a representative to help them buy, sell, or refinance real estate.
Tax (RV-F0103801) Power of Attorney – A representative for tax purposes must be legally assigned using a tax power of attorney form.
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Signing requirements: Taxpayer & representative(s)