A Missouri minor (child) power of attorney is used when a parent or legal guardian is temporarily unable to care for their minor child and needs to transfer certain parental responsibilities to another individual. 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.
While this power of attorney grants general and broad powers, the attorney-in-fact will not be able to consent to the marriage or adoption of the minor child, to an abortion, or to the termination of the parent/guardian’s parental rights. Once executed, any school that the minor child is enrolled in must be notified of this power of attorney and given a copy of the signed form as well as the attorney-in-fact’s contact information.
Laws –§ 475.602
Signing Requirements (§ 475.604) – Notary Public
Expiration (§ 475.602) – One (1) year unless on active military duty.