Missouri Minor Child Power of Attorney Form
Circumstances may arise when a parent or guardian is unable to take care of their child. This is why a Missouri Minor Child Power of Attorney is such a particularly handy legal document. It provides parents or guardians facing such a dilemma with a legally-viable way of delegating their duty of care to their child to another responsible party they name. The decision making powers granted to the party (referred to as the Agent) will only last for a limited period of time. Further to this, the powers can only be exercised by the Agent in the limited ways that have been noted. This is because even with the form’s execution, the parents and guardians will still retain full parental/guardianship rights to their child.
There are specific state laws that cover matters concerning the transfer of a property to a minor. As such, anyone wishing to proceed with an arrangement of this nature should ensure it is compliant with the laws found in Chapter 404, “Transfers to Minors.”
State Laws & Signing Requirements
State Laws – Durable Power of Attorney
Signing Requirements – Parents and guardians do not need to perform any specific signing requirements in order to ensure the passage of their Missouri Minor Child Power of Attorney. Although it is their choice to do so or not, they are advised to have a Notary Public acknowledge the form and two (2) disinterested witnesses witness their signature.