Updated on October 28th, 2021
A Louisiana minor (child) power of attorney gives an agent parental authority over a minor when the minor’s parent or legal guardian is absent for an extended period of time. In the state of Louisiana, this document is called a Provisional Custody by Mandate, and it is often executed when the parent or guardian is away due to immigration, health issues, incarceration, or for military duty. The parent must note on the form what parental powers they wish to grant the agent. These powers and responsibilities may include consenting to medical care and treatment, enrolling the child in educational institutions, and providing food, shelter, and discipline.
Laws – § 951, 952, 953, and 954
Signing Requirements (§ 954) – Notary Public and Two (2) Witnesses
Expiration (§ 952) – One (1) Year