An Oklahoma minor (child) power of attorney is a document used by a parent or guardian to delegate powers regarding the care and custody of their children to a trusted individual. The recipient of the parental powers, the “attorney-in-fact,” will be responsible for the well-being of the children in question, and they’ll be authorized to consent to their medical and dental treatment and oversee their schooling extracurricular activities.
If the parent or guardian wishes to assign a limited authority instead, they may do so by specifying on the form the specific tasks the attorney-in-fact may carry out, for example, driving the child(ren) to and from school or consenting to a dental appointment. The document has a maximum term of one (1) year and can be renewed each year the parent or guardian wishes to keep their attorney-in-fact.
Laws – 10 O.S. § 700
Signing Requirements (10 O.S. § 701) – Notary Public
Expiration (10 O.S. § 700 (a)) – One (1) Year