Updated on October 28th, 2021
A Michigan minor (child) power of attorney gives parents and guardians legal authority to temporarily delegate parental responsibilities over a minor to another trusted individual. The powers granted are only valid for a maximum of six (6) months unless the delegating parent or guardian is deployed to a foreign nation on active military duty. The appointee will have the responsibility for the general care of the minor and the authority to make decisions regarding the minor’s education, health care, and property. Once the power of attorney has been executed, the legal guardian must notify the court within seven (7) days and provide the name, address, and phone number of the appointee.
Laws – § 700.5103
Signing Requirements (§ 700-5501(2)) – Notary Public or Two (2) Witnesses
Expiration (§ 700.5103(1)) – Six (6) Months (With the exception of military active duty.)