Power of Attorney
The custodial parent or parents can give temporary power of attorney to another person so he or she has authority to care for the child. This includes the ability to manage the child’s financial affairs, consent to the child’s medical care, enroll the child in school, and perform other parental duties and responsibilities.
Limits and Exceptions in Power of Attorney
Power of attorney does not give the individual authority to consent to the marriage or adoption of the child. Typically, a power of attorney can only last six months, but there are some limited exceptions for active duty military members.
Contact Us with Power of Attorney Questions
Our family law attorneys can explain your options and rights when faced with the issue of how to care for a child under a temporary power of attorney. If you aren’t sure which temporary child care option is right for you, our knowledgeable legal professionals are available to assess the specifics of your case and advise you on how best to care for your child during your temporary absence.