Updated on October 28th, 2021
A Maine minor (child) power of attorney gives a representative legal authority over the temporary care of a minor while the minor’s parent/guardian is absent. This power of attorney is meant to be temporary and may not be executed should the parent or guardian wish to transfer care of the minor to another individual permanently.
This power of attorney is only valid for a period of twelve (12) months; however, if the executing parent or guardian is on active military duty, the terms of this form may exceed that period. If an organization is assisting the parent or guardian with executing this power of attorney, that organization must ensure that a background check is conducted for the selected agent.
Laws – § 5-104
Signing Requirements (§ 5-905(b)) – Notary Public
Expiration (§ 5-127) – One (1) Year (Military active duty is an exception.)