A New Jersey minor (child) power of attorney is a legal document enabling a parent to appoint a temporary caretaker (attorney-in-fact) for their child. This designated caretaker is empowered to make crucial decisions regarding the child’s medical, educational, and financial needs as determined by the parent. This is especially helpful when the parent is absent due to reasons like incarceration or military service.
The form also provides for the well-being of the child by allowing immediate action in the parent’s absence. The power granted is generally limited to one year unless otherwise specified and can be modified or revoked at any time, ensuring flexibility and adaptability to changing circumstances.