A power of attorney form allows an individual (principal) to appoint an agent (attorney-in-fact) to make decisions and handle affairs on their behalf. An agent can handle a wide range of matters, including financial, medical, guardianship, or tax-related duties.
Simply download this .doc and .pdf format template, as an example, and complete all your paperwork by yourself without hiring a lawyer.
A minor (child) power of attorney allows a parent to give the responsibility of their child to another individual for a specified period of time (usually lasting 6-12 months).
When can you use a power of attorney for a child?
○ you are leaving your children in someone’s care for an extended period.
○ you are in the military and will be deployed away from your children.
○ you will be admitted to a long-term inpatient medical facility for treatment.
○ you need someone to care for your children while you are incarcerated.
○ you want to prepare for the unlikely event that you are unavailable to make decisions for your child(ren).