Delaware Minor (Child) Power of Attorney Form

Delaware minor (child) power of attorney can be used by the parent or guardian of a child to temporarily grant parental powers to a friend, relative, or other trusted representative. Parents and guardians must fill out the form to define the parental authority and responsibilities granted to the representative and the duration of the appointment.

Delaware Minor (Child) Power of Attorney Form

Delaware minor (child) power of attorney can be used by the parent or guardian of a child to temporarily grant parental powers to a friend, relative, or other trusted representative. Parents and guardians must fill out the form to define the parental authority and responsibilities granted to the representative and the duration of the appointment.

Last updated June 10th, 2024

Delaware minor (child) power of attorney can be used by the parent or guardian of a child to temporarily grant parental powers to a friend, relative, or other trusted representative. Parents and guardians must fill out the form to define the parental authority and responsibilities granted to the representative and the duration of the appointment.

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Signing Requirements

Parents and guardians must sign before a notarial officer and one adult witness (the witness can’t be a relative or eligible to receive any part of the principal’s estate).[1]

Sample

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DELAWARE MINOR (CHILD) POWER OF ATTORNEY

1. For the Minor named [CHILD’S NAME], born on [MM/DD/YYYY] (hereinafter known as the “Minor”), I, [PARENT’S NAME], the Parent or Court Appointed Guardian with a street address of [PARENT’S ADDRESS],

And I, [CO-PARENT’S NAME], the Parent or Court Appointed Guardian with a street address of [CO-PARENT’S ADDRESS],

2. Hereby appoint [ATTORNEY-IN-FACT’S NAME] as the Attorney-in-Fact for the Minor who is their [RELATION TO CHILD] with a street address of [ATTORNEY-IN-FACT’S ADDRESS] (hereinafter referred to as the “Attorney-in-Fact”).

3. I/We delegate to the Attorney-in-Fact the authority to [DESCRIBE AUTHORITY].

4. This power of attorney document shall commence on [MM/DD/YYYY] and end on:

A. [INITIAL] [MM/DD/YYYY].
B. [INITIAL] – In the event of my disability (incapacitation).
C. [INITIAL] – In the event of my death.

This document can be terminated at any time by completing a revocation or by creating a new minor power of attorney form.

5. This power of attorney shall be governed under the laws in the State of Delaware and terminates any prior written form.

Parent/Guardian Signature: _______________ Date: _______
Print Name: _______________

Parent/Guardian Signature: _______________ Date: _______
Print Name: _______________

AFFIRMATION BY WITNESS

I witnessed the execution of this Power of Attorney by the Parent/Court Appointed Guardian(s), and I affirm that the Parent/Court Appointed Guardian(s) appeared to me to be of sound mind, was not under duress, and the Parent/Court Appointed Guardian(s) affirmed to me that he/she was aware of the nature of this Power of Attorney and signed it freely and voluntarily.

Witness Signature: _______________ Date: _______
Print Name: _______________ Address: ______________________________

NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT

State of Delaware
County of _______________, ss.

On _______, before me appeared _______________, as the Parent(s)/Court Appointed Guardian(s) who proved to me through government-issued photo identification to be the above-named person(s), who in my presence executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged that (s)he executed the same as his/her free act and deed.

Notary Signature: _______________
Print Name: _______________
My Commission Expires: _______ (Notary Seal)

Sources

  1. § 49A-105(a)