Minor (Child) Power of Attorney | Pennsylvania

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Updated on May 10th, 2023

A Pennsylvania minor power of attorney form is a contract by which a parent may delegate parental authority over their children to another individual for a limited duration. As per state law, an attorney-in-fact can be appointed by the principal to take care of their children and any other individuals legally entitled to be supported by them. This designation can ensure that someone will be able to care for the principal’s child during a period in which they will be absent due to travel or other commitments. For more serious cases where a guardian is needed to step in and provide care for a child, a case must be opened in court using the appropriate guardianship forms (see Chapter 51 – Minors).