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Power of Attorney for Child






When to use Power of Attorney for Child

Parents cannot always be by their children’s sides. In addition to allowing your children to spend time apart from you during school hours, after school activities, playdates and other time-intensive features of childhood, you may find that you need to spend an extended period or periods of time away from your children. When this occurs, for work-related, personal or legal reasons, it is important to protect your children’s interests while you are gone. One of the ways in which you may be able to better ensure the safety and security of your kids while you are away involves extending temporary power of attorney to a trusted loved one. In a nutshell, a power of attorney for a child allows the person caring for your child for an extended period of time to exercise legal authority on that child’s behalf. For example, if your child requires medical treatment while you are away, this power of attorney designation will allow your child’s caregiver to authorize that treatment.

Overview

If you are going to be away from your child for an extended period of time due to military deployment, in-patient medical care, incarceration or another personal or professional reason, you can use this power of attorney for child form in order to grant your child’s caregiver temporary legal authority to make decisions on your child’s behalf. Although this legal authority generally extends to the authority granted custodial parents, you can outline limitations to this authority if you choose.

Alternative Names

POA for Child
POA for Minor
Power of Attorney for a Minor
Medical Power of Attorney for a Child
Medical Power of Attorney for a Minor
Temporary Power of Attorney for a Child
Temporary Power of Attorney for a Minor
Power of Attorney for Child Care and Custody
Grandparent Power of Attorney
Stepparent Power of Attorney
Temporary Delegation of Parental Authority