Advanced Directives and Living Wills

Below you will find links to resources that provide information on advanced directives in living wills in Tennessee. You can also find information on how to seek aid from a lawyer, if needed. 

Statewide Resources

Advanced Directives

Use this resource from Memphis Area Legal Services to learn more about advance directives and your rights as a patient.

Advanced Directives and Estate Planning:

This resource from Memphis Area Legal Services provides helpful information on the different advance directive tools. This includes power of attorney, medical directives, and wills.

Legal Advice:

TN Free Legal Answers

If you are in Tennessee, the website, Free Legal Answers,  allows you to ask a lawyer for help with a legal issue at no cost.  It is fast and easy, and all you need is a computer. This is a FREE service for people who cannot afford a lawyer. 

How it works: 

  • You will answer a few questions to see if you qualify for their service. If you qualify, you will have the option to create an account.
  • If you are eligible, you can ask their volunteer attorneys a non-criminal legal question.
  • Once your question receives a response, you will get an email. You will need to sign into the website to read your response and ask any additional questions.

Visit to sign up.

Find Representation:

Statewide Directory

The Statewide Directory provides information regarding Legal Aid Attorneys and other agencies by county in Tennessee.

Still need assistance? Please speak to a librarian at your local library. They may have additional resources to assist you.

Advanced Directives and Living Wills

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