A Georgia minor (child) power of attorney authorizes a designated individual, the attorney-in-fact or agent, to make decisions on behalf of a minor child. This document grants the agent specific powers outlined by the parent or legal guardian in areas such as medical care, education, food, and lodging. The form serves as a temporary delegation of parental authority and is commonly used when the parent is temporarily unavailable or cannot make decisions for their child.
The form is effective for up to one year, ensuring the child’s welfare in the absence of the parent’s ability to act. The law mandates that the agent must be a grandparent or a relative with a similar connection to the child (e.g., step-grandparent, great-grandparent). The agent’s authority can be revoked when the individual who executed the power of attorney revokes it in writing and provides notice to the agent by certified mail, return receipt requested, or statutory overnight delivery.
Where to Record: The document must be filed by the individual executing the power of attorney, or their designee, within ten days of the form being executed, in the probate court of the county in which the child resides.
Signing Requirements: Notary public (§ 19-9-129).
Length of Validity: One year (§ 19-9-130).
Guardian of Minor Power of Attorney
This form is intended to grant specific powers to a designated grandparent for the care of your minor child.