Updated on August 18th, 2022
A Mississippi minor (child) power of attorney is used when a parent/legal guardian wishes to delegate their parental authority over a minor for a period not exceeding one (1) year. This individual, or “attorney-in-fact,” will have all authority regarding the care and custody of the minor named in the document unless limitations are stated by the parent/legal guardian in the power of attorney. If both parents are living and neither have had their parental rights terminated, both parties must sign the power of attorney. The parent/guardian may choose to have the powers expire on a certain date, upon their incapacitation, or upon their death.
Laws – § 93-31-3
Signing Requirements (§ 93-31-5(7)) – Notary Public
Expiration (§ 93-31-3(7(b)) – One (1) year unless on active military duty
Statutory Form – § 93-31-5