A Nebraska minor (child) power of attorney is a document executed by a parent or guardian to temporarily delegate their parental powers and responsibilities to a selected individual. It is often used when a parent or guardian is expected to be absent for an extended period of time and requires an individual to take over their parental duties, including providing care, authorizing medical treatment, and handling enrollment in school and other extracurricular programs. The appointee has full authorization to do anything necessary regarding the well-being, custody, and property of the child indicated in the form except for consenting to their marriage or adoption. Further power of attorneys will need to be completed for multiple children. The form is limited to a period of six (6) months, after which point the parent/guardian would need to execute another power of attorney if they wish to extend the authority.
- Laws – § 30-2604
- Agent duties – § 30-2613
- Signing requirements (§ 30-4005) – Notary Public
- Expiration (§ 30-2604) – Six (6) months (or one (1) year if the powers are delegated to the minor themselves)