New York Minor Child Power of Attorney Form

The New York Minor Child Power of Attorney is a document that establishes the required legal grounds for an individual other than a child’s parents or legal guardians to absorb either specific or general responsibilities associated with the child’s welfare. The parents/guardians agree to delegate certain decision making powers to the individual (a party known as the Agent) so that they can assume the role of the child’s temporary guardian. The primary reason parents or guardians choose to pursue this type of legal arrangement is to anticipate circumstances out of their hands which cause them to be absent from their child.

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State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Statutory Short Form and Other Powers of Attorney for Financial and Estate Planning

Signing Requirements (§ 5-1501B) – State law mandates that the Principal and the Agent alike must sign and date the Power of Attorney, of which must be duly acknowledged. There are a range of additional requirements the Principal must follow, of which have been detailed in the main New York Power of Attorney resource page.