A California minor (child) power of attorney is a legal document that grants an individual the authority to make decisions and act on behalf of a parent or legal guardian temporarily due to unforeseen circumstances (active military duty, incarceration, immigration reasons, or other situations where parents may be unavailable).
The duration is typically specified within the document itself, allowing the parents or legal guardians to set a specific timeframe for the agent’s authority. This ensures that the delegation of parental rights is temporary and only applicable for the defined period. The powers granted are limited to the scope outlined in the form, and any actions taken by the agent must align with the best interests and well-being of the child.
Where to Record: Recording this document isn’t required.
Signing Requirements: Notary public or two witnesses (§ 4121).
Length of Validity: No specification in the state’s laws.