A Tennessee Durable Power of Attorney Form gives the Attorney-in-Fact the power to act on behalf of the Principal even if the Principal is declared incapable of making their own decisions. There are a variety of conditions that can make a Principal incapable of making their own decisions, but this declaration must be made by a doctor.
In Tennessee, if the Principal and Attorney-in-Fact are spouses and get a divorce, a Durable Power of Attorney agreement will remain in effect. Unless the Principal wants their former spouse to retain their powers after the divorce, they should revoke the agreement. The Principal should also be aware that, like most states, a Power of Attorney agreement in Tennessee will not be Durable and will not be Springing unless the agreement itself states otherwise.