A South Carolina minor (child) power of attorney allows parents to delegate temporary guardianship powers over their child to a trusted individual (the “attorney-in-fact”). State law doesn’t specify a termination period for these powers, but parents usually appoint them for anywhere between six and 12 months.
Once they complete this form according to state law, the parent can rest assured the agent will exercise their authority as expressed in the original form. For example, the agent may have broad or restricted powers when deciding on matters relating to a child’s welfare, education, and medical care.
Where to Record: Recording this document isn’t required.
Signing Requirements: Notary public and two witnesses (SC Code of Laws § 62-8-105).
Length of Validity: No specification in the state’s laws.