A New Jersey minor (child) power of attorney form is an instrument for parents or guardians to delegate their parental authority to a temporary caregiver (the “attorney-in-fact”). The attorney-in-fact is the primary caretaker of the minor(s) identified in the form and is entrusted to carry out all parental duties and responsibilities to ensure the physical and emotional well-being of the minor(s). Additionally, the parents or guardians may use the form to authorize the attorney-in-fact to further powers such as handling education, health care, and financial/legal decisions.
The powers granted by a New Jersey minor (child) power of attorney form are limited to a six (6) month period or to a shorter period indicated on the form. Otherwise, the form may be modified or revoked by either parent or guardian at any time.
Laws – § 3B.12.67 to 3B.12.73
Agent’s Duties – § 3B.12.52
Signing Requirements – Two (2) Witnesses
Expiration (§ 3B:12-39) – Six (6) Months