A Michigan minor (child) power of attorney is a legal document that allows a parent or guardian to delegate their parental responsibilities to another trusted individual temporarily. This is typically used when the parent has to be away from the minor due to work, military deployment, or education.
The appointed agent has the authority to make decisions regarding the minor’s education, healthcare, and property for 180 days unless the parent or guardian is deployed to a foreign nation on active military duty.
Once a power of attorney has been executed, if the appointed guardian delegates any power, the guardian must notify the court within seven days with the appointee’s details. This type of authorization does not allow the agent to decide on marriage or other personal matters.
Statute: § 700.5103
Where to Record: Recording this document isn’t required, but if an appointed guardian delegates any power, the guardian must notify the court within seven days with appointee details.
Signing Requirements: Two witnesses or a notary public. (§ 700-5501(2))
Length of Validity: 180 days (except for individuals currently serving in the military). (§ 700.5103(1))