A Colorado minor (child) power of attorney form enables a parent or guardian to assign parental responsibilities to another party. The person assuming the responsibility, the “attorney-in-fact,” receives permission to perform any act necessary to maintain the child’s custody, health, education, property, and general well-being. Colorado law limits the term of validity for such powers to a term of 12 months. Therefore, if the parent or guardian wishes to extend the authority of the attorney-in-fact past a year, a new form must be authorized upon the expiration date of the initial power of attorney.
Statute – § 15-14-105 (Uniform Power of Attorney Act)
Signing Requirements (§ 15-14-705) – The parent/guardian’s signature is presumed valid if signed before a notary public. Therefore, notarization is recommended.