Minor (Child) Power of Attorney Form | New York

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Updated on May 10th, 2023

A 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, healthcare, 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.