An Idaho minor (child) power of attorney allows parents or legal guardians to delegate decision-making authority for their minor child to a designated agent. The form serves as a temporary delegation of parental authority when the parent is unavailable, incapacitated, or unable to make decisions for their child.
For a parent or guardian delegating powers to another person, the duration cannot exceed six months or twelve months for military personnel serving outside the United States. If no expiration date is provided, it lasts for three years. Revocation is possible at any time with written notice to the designated individual.
Where to Record: Recording this document isn’t required.
Signing Requirements: Notary public (§ 15-12-105).
Length of Validity: Six months for general delegation, extending to 12 months for military personnel serving abroad, marks the maximum duration for a parent or guardian to delegate powers to another individual. However, if the delegation is to a grandparent, sibling of the minor, or sibling of either parent, it remains effective until the specified expiration date in the document or up to three years if no expiration is provided (§ 15-5-104).