A Minnesota minor (child) power of attorney authorizes a temporary guardian to make critical decisions for a minor child when the parent or legal guardian is away or unable to do so. This legal document is often used when parents anticipate being away from their child for some time and want to ensure that their child is cared for by a trusted friend or relative.
It can also be used in situations such as deportation, business travel, military duty, or incarceration. The appointed guardian will have the authority to make decisions regarding the minor’s education, health, and other needs for up to one year, depending on who executes the form.
Where to Record: Recording this document isn’t required.
Signing Requirements: Notary public. (§ 523.01)
Length of Validity: If the guardian is a parent or non-professional, the guardianship period must not exceed one year. However, if the guardian is a professional, the guardianship period must not exceed 30 days.