The Connecticut minor (child) power of attorney form allows a parent or legal guardian to appoint a temporary caregiver for their child. Connecticut law does not restrict the duration of validity for such authority, though the caregiver’s parental rights will generally last for six (6) months to one (1) year. During this period, the delegate can make decisions and perform actions necessary to maintain a customary living standard for the child. Connecticut statute § 45a-622 also permits parents to select a standby guardian who may care for a child under specific circumstances only (e.g., the extended absence or illness of a parent). However, the laws regarding standby guardianship differ from those for power of attorney; parents should review the probate court website for more information on the subject.
Laws – § 1-351l(A)
Signing Requirements – The parent must sign in the presence of two (2) witnesses, and notarization is recommended (§ 1-350d).
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