General Power of Attorney Form | Tennessee

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Updated on May 10th, 2023

A Tennessee general power of attorney form is used to select a person who can handle financial acts on another’s behalf. This power of attorney is not “durable” and therefore will be void upon the incapacity of the principal. Individuals seeking a document that remains in effect when the principal is incapacitated should use the durable power of attorney form in place of the general version available on this webpage.

After the agent is selected, he or she may be permitted to perform any of the following:

  • Real property and lease transactions;
  • Personal property transactions;
  • Banking and financial transactions;
  • Estate transactions;
  • Contractual agreements;
  • Insurance transactions;
  • Medical matters;
  • Legal matters;
  • Social security matters;
  • Tax matters;
  • Employment of agents and service professionals;
  • Personal relationships and affairs.
Signing Requirements – No statutory signing requirement. The principal is advised to sign the document in the presence of a notary public or two witnesses.