A Delaware minor (child) power of attorney allows parental rights to be given to another individual if the minor’s parent or guardian is unable to care for them temporarily. This individual (referred to as the “attorney-in-fact”) will be granted all parental powers and responsibilities unless otherwise stated in the appropriate space on the form. The chosen agent is often a close relative or a trusted family friend, as these duties are not to be taken lightly. The state of Delaware does not limit the duration of this power of attorney; however, the parent or guardian may set a termination date or specify if the document should terminate in the event of incapacitation. The parent or guardian may revoke this power of attorney at any time in writing if they choose.
- Laws – Not mentioned in state statutes
- Signing requirements (§ 49A-105) – One (1) Witness and Notary Public