Some situations require parents to leave their children under someone else’s care for some time (from six months to a year). If a California family wants to make this procedure as safe, unstressful, and legal as possible, they have to complete the California Parental (Minor Children) Power of Attorney Form.
The California Parental (Minor Children) Power of Attorney Form is free and can be used by any parent. The form allows parents to appoint the person they trust the most as a temporary trustee for their kids when they cannot take care of their kid(s) themselves. When filling out the fillable power of attorney form, the parents don’t have to state the reason for leaving their kids with some other person. However, the main reasons for doing that include:
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As stated in the Probate Code (Division 4, Part 2, Chapter 1, Article 2, Section 1510) of the California Code, the temporary trustee has the privilege to make all kinds of decisions (including decisions on education and health care) concerning the trusted kids. They need to know as much as possible about the kids, particularly issues touching on health insurance.
Parents leave personal details of every child in the form, mentioning their specific needs, features, behavior issues, food preferences, and medical treatment preferences. They can invalidate the California Parental (Minor Child) Power of Attorney Form at any moment. Also, they can restart the form after the expiration date.
|Document Name||California Minor Child Power of Attorney Form|
|Other Name||California Informal Guardianship Form|
|Relevant Laws||California Probate Code, Sections 1510-1517|
|Avg. Time to Fill Out||15 minutes|
|# of Fillable Fields||86|
|Available Formats||Adobe PDF|
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However, you can still follow our simple instructions and fill out the power of attorney form on your own.