A Montana minor (child) power of attorney is a legal document that enables parents to designate a proxy, typically a relative, to oversee their child’s wellbeing and make critical decisions in their stead. This arrangement is particularly vital during periods when parents are indisposed due to reasons like military deployment or hospitalization.
It grants an appointed adult the authority to manage aspects of the child’s life, including health and education matters, for up to six months. This duration does not apply to those in the National Guard or Military. In cases exceeding six months, or if parents are deceased without appointing a guardian, seeking guardianship through the Montana Judicial System is an available option.
You can use one form for all your children if they are cared for by the same person. If two different caregivers are involved, a second form is required.