If a person has a child (or children) and cannot take care of them for a while, they need to appoint someone to substitute. An Ohio minor child power of attorney (or POA) is a legal form that proves such an appointment.
In Ohio, it is common to create such a document appointing a grandparent to care for the child if the need arises. Usually, the validity of a minor child POA form is temporary. This fillable power of attorney form should contain:
Some of the cases in which a person needs a minor child POA form are the necessity to leave for business or military service, prolonged health problems, and any other reason that renders the parent unavailable. Typically, a minor child POA form requires notarization in Ohio.
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Requirements for a POA form and reasons for signing one are stated in Title 31, Chapter 3109 of the Ohio Revised Code. This Chapter is entirely dedicated to children’s welfare. Section 3109.53 proposes the template of the minor child POA form for grandparents. The need to notarize this form in Ohio is found in the same Section.
As earlier stated, Ohio minor child power of attorney usually designates grandparents to take care of children. However, if a parent wants to nominate someone else, another template of this form also exists.
|Document Name||Ohio Minor Child Power of Attorney Form|
|Other Name||Ohio Grandparent Power of Attorney Form|
|Relevant Laws||Ohio Revised Code, Sections 3109.52 to 3109.61|
|Avg. Time to Fill Out||8 minutes|
|# of Fillable Fields||25|
|Available Formats||Adobe PDF|
1. Obtain the Template
This is the first step. You can use our from-building tools to create and download the right form.
2. Identify the Parent
Ohio minor child POA form requires the parent’s name and address, including the city and the county.
3. Appoint a Grandparent
After writing the parent’s details, name the grandparent who will be an attorney. Add their address.
4. Name the Child
Add the child’s name, date of birth, and social security number (SSN), if there is one.
5. Reveal the Reason for Delegating Duties and responsibilities
In the next section, you should indicate why you are delegating parental care. This could be due to prolonged illness, the need to serve a jail term, or deployment for military service overseas, among others.
Below this section, there is another part that requires you to choose among options. You need to select the relevant items only if a court requires you to notify a co-parent about this POA form.
6. Read and Accept the Terms
There is a section containing terms under which this POA form is valid. Read, understand, and accept the terms by writing your initials.
7. Add the Date
After reading the terms, the parent should enter the current date.
8. Sign the Form
On the page, you will see three blank lines for the signatories of the POA form. Both parents should append their signatures, followed by the designated grandparent.
9. Give the Document to a Notary
After all the parties have signed the document, a notary should sign it according to Ohio law.