Supported Decision-Making (SDM) (for Minors)

Supported Decision-Making (SDM) What is it? Supported decision-making (SDM) applies to all types of decision-making. SDM supports people to understand and make decisions about their lives. A youth using SDM selects trusted advisors such as family members, friends, or...

Guardianship

Guardianship What is it? Parents are legally responsible for all decisions for their children until the child turns 18. A court can appoint a person to be a child’s guardian. What does Tennessee law say? Guardianship is defined in Tennessee Code Annotated Title 34...

Supported Decision-Making SDM (for Adults)

Supported Decision-Making (SDM) What is it? Supported decision-making (SDM) applies to all types of decision-making. SDM supports people to understand and make decisions about their lives. A person using SDM selects trusted advisors such as family members, friends, or...

Power of Attorney (POA)

Power of Attorney (POA) What is it? POA gives someone else the right to do things like take care of your money for you or make legal decisions for you. This person can only make decisions at certain times. When a person can make decisions depends on how you write the...

Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA)

Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) What is it? DPOA allows you to choose someone else to make certain decisions for you and it keeps working even if you cannot make decisions for yourself anymore. You can write it so it ONLY works if you cannot make decisions for...