Pennsylvania Minor Child Power of Attorney Form
The Pennsylvania Minor Child Power of Attorney is a document that is responsive to state law requirements for a parent or guardian to delegate the care of their child/ren to a party of their selection (the Agent). Once enacted, any instructions the parent or guardian has included for the Agent to follow will be legally-binding. It is therefore crucial that prior to signing, the Agent genuinely understands the precise nature of duties and responsibilities that will be bestowed upon them once the document is executed and comes into effect.
State Laws & Signing Requirements
State Laws – Powers of Attorney
Signing Requirements (§ 5601(b)) – State law stipulates that for a Power of Attorney to be effective, the following signing requirements must be met:
- The Principal must sign it either by signature or mark (should they be incapable of signing it themselves, they are permitted to direct another individual to sign it on their behalf).
- A Notary Public must acknowledge the Principal’s signature,
- Two (2) individuals must witness the Principal’s signature, and
- Include the notice outlined § 5601(c) at the beginning of the form, of which the must Principal sign.