Missouri Minor (Child) Power of Attorney Form

A Missouri minor (child) power of attorney enables parents and legal guardians to temporarily choose another person to assume parental duties for a minor. This trusted individual, referred to as the “attorney-in-fact,” will be granted all parental powers regarding the minor child’s care and custody unless the document states otherwise.

Missouri Minor (Child) Power of Attorney Form

A Missouri minor (child) power of attorney enables parents and legal guardians to temporarily choose another person to assume parental duties for a minor. This trusted individual, referred to as the “attorney-in-fact,” will be granted all parental powers regarding the minor child’s care and custody unless the document states otherwise.

Last updated June 15th, 2024

A Missouri minor (child) power of attorney enables parents and legal guardians to temporarily choose another person to assume parental duties for a minor. This trusted individual, referred to as the “attorney-in-fact,” will be granted all parental powers regarding the minor child’s care and custody unless the document states otherwise.

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Laws

Signing Requirements – The parent or guardian’s signature must be notarized.[1]
Expiration – The power of attorney will expire after one year unless the parent or guardian is on active military duty.[2]

Sample

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MISSOURI MINOR CHILD POWER OF ATTORNEY

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

And I, [CO-PARENT / GUARDIAN NAME], the ☐ Parent or ☐ Court Appointed Guardian with a street address of [STREET ADDRESS],

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

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

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.

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

Parent/Guardian Signature: _______________________ Date: ______________
Print Name: _______________________

Parent/Guardian Signature: _______________________ Date: ______________
Print Name: _______________________

ACCEPTANCE BY ATTORNEY-IN-FACT

The undersigned Attorney-in-Fact acknowledges and executes this Power of Attorney, and by such execution does hereby affirm that I: (A) accept the appointment; (B) understand the duties under the Power of Attorney and under the law.

Attorney-in-fact Signature: _______________________ Date: ______________
Print Name: _______________________

NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT

State of ______________

______________ County, ss

On ______________ (mm/dd/yyyy), before me appeared _______________________ (Parent/Guardian Name), 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 Public Signature: _______________________ Date: ______________

Print Name: _______________________

My Commission Expires: _______________________

(Notary Seal)