The Virginia minor child power of attorney form is a document that grants temporary guardianship rights to a Virginia resident. A parent or legal guardian may fill out the power of attorney form if they anticipate a situation wherein they will be unable to provide the attention necessary to care for their child. The reason for assigning a temporary guardian could be due to incarceration, mental health, physical illness, or military deployment. There are no statutes which dictate the length of validity for a temporary minor child power of attorney in Virginia.
Laws – §§ 64.2-1700 through 64.2-1706
Signing Requirements – There are no statutory signing requirements. That said, it is generally recommended that a power of attorney document be signed before a notary public and witnessed.