Power of Attorney for a Child
In the state of Missouri, a child’s parents are entitled to equal rights, duties, and responsibilities when it comes to being the child’s natural guardian. However, to vest powers with a third party, the parents’ consent is required.
The person appointed as the minor’s guardian will have to take care of their education, medical care, and provide any necessary support. With this type of POA, health care providers and educational personnel will be able to discuss potential issues regarding the minor with the appointed guardian.
Parents can temporarily delegate guardianship powers and authority over their child to a third party by properly executing a POA. This usually happens in cases where the parent is unable to serve as guardian.
While this POA lasts for around a year, parents may execute multiple POAs that take effect in succession so that the delegation continues indefinitely.