The New York minor power of attorney form is a document that parents can use to authorize a third party to temporarily have parental rights over their child. This type of arrangement is usually used during a period of a parent’s absence due to work, military deployment, illness, or education. The designated attorney-in-fact will be able to make decisions regarding the child’s education, health care, and other choices that require an adult’s permission. Guardianship forms must be filed with the local court (see Family Court Forms or Surrogate Court Forms) to assign a permanent or standby guardian for a minor if the parent(s) is ill or unfit/unable to take care of their child.
Laws – GOB Article 5, Title 15 and Family Court Act §661(b)
Signing Requirements (§ 5-1501B(b)) – Notary Public