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You can't always be there to take care of your children. With a Power of Attorney for Child, you can give someone you trust the ability to make decisions in your absence. Help ensure your children get the care they need, no matter what happens, with a Power of Attorney for Child.
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Power of Attorney for Child Care and Custody, POA for Child, Power of Attorney for a Minor, Medical Power of Attorney for Child
While this document can be used as a Medical Power of Attorney for Child, Rocket Lawyer also has a Consent for Consent for Medical Treatment of a Minor, which can provide a more detailed medical care instructions for one or more minors, including their allergies or existing medications and dosages. The Consent for Medical Treatment of a Minor also contains the option of including preferred physician, hospital or medical insurance details not contained in this general Power of Attorney for Child.
The Power of Attorney for Child is temporary and does not establish legal guardianship. Depending on your situation, it may be best to include guardianship provisions in your Last Will and Testament. Consult with a local estate planning attorney to learn more about what's best in your state.
When someone you trust is watching your children while you're away, you can temporarily assign parental, custody or guardian rights to them using a Power of Attorney for Child. With this document, another person will have legal authority for health, medical and other major decisions, with certain limitations, when you're absent. A Power of Attorney for Child is most often used by parents to allow a temporary caretaker to make decisions when they're gone for work, vacation or otherwise out of town. A Power of Attorney for Child is intended for use over a period of time. However, many states limit the timeframe to no more than six (6) months.
Here are some important details you'll want to include in your Power of Attorney for Child:
Depending on the reason you're creating your Power of Attorney for Child, you may want to give your agent specific responsibilities. A few of the more common powers your agent could have include:
If you change your mind after signing your Power of Attorney for Child, you may cancel it by using a Revocation of Power of Attorney.
You may choose any adult to be an Agent. Your Agent does not have to be a family member. When choosing an Agent, consider the following:
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If you have any questions about what's right for you and your business, we can connect you with a lawyer for quick answers or a document review.