Tennessee Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney Form

The Tennessee Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney is a legal form that is governed by the state laws contained in the Uniform Durable Power of Attorney Act. As per § 34-6-102, if an individual (referred to as the Principal) wishes to enact this form to name a party (their Attorney in Fact) to manage their financial affairs, it must contain the following words or similar words to the same effect:

  • “This power of attorney shall not be affected by subsequent disability or incapacity of the Principal,” or
  • “This power of attorney shall become effective upon the disability or incapacity of the Principal.”


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State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Uniform Durable Power of Attorney Act

Signing Requirements – The law is silent on the matter of signing requirements for a Durable Power of Attorney. It is thus recommended that the Principal signs the form before:

  • Two (2) disinterested witnesses, and/or
  • A Notary Public.