A Rhode Island minor (child) power of attorney lets parents or guardians appoint an attorney-in-fact to handle their child’s well-being in their absence. The state doesn’t specify a maximum term, offering flexibility and letting the principal determine the length of the agent’s authority. Please note that it’s wise to establish a maximum, often capping at six months.
Once the principal executes this form according to state law, the attorney-in-fact can assume responsibilities as the principal has previously approved. They may be able to decide on matters relating to the child’s education and health care.
Where to Record: Recording this document isn’t required.
Signing Requirements: Notary public (RI Gen. Laws § 18-16-2(b)).
Length of Validity: No specification in the state’s laws.