Rhode Island Minor (Child) Power of Attorney Form

Rhode Island minor (child) power of attorney grants temporary authority to an attorney-in-fact to care for a parent/guardian’s minor child. In addition to the child’s welfare, the attorney-in-fact is permitted to make decisions about the minor’s healthcare and education. However, the parent may limit the agent’s powers, and they always have the ability to revoke the appointment.

Rhode Island Minor (Child) Power of Attorney Form

Rhode Island minor (child) power of attorney grants temporary authority to an attorney-in-fact to care for a parent/guardian’s minor child. In addition to the child’s welfare, the attorney-in-fact is permitted to make decisions about the minor’s healthcare and education. However, the parent may limit the agent’s powers, and they always have the ability to revoke the appointment.

Last updated June 5th, 2024

Rhode Island minor (child) power of attorney grants temporary authority to an attorney-in-fact to care for a parent/guardian’s minor child. In addition to the child’s welfare, the attorney-in-fact is permitted to make decisions about the minor’s healthcare and education. However, the parent may limit the agent’s powers, and they always have the ability to revoke the appointment.

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Signing Requirements

Rhode Island law has no specific signing requirements for minor powers of attorney. It is recommended that the parent/guardian and attorney-in-fact have their signatures acknowledged by a notary public.

Sample

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RHODE ISLAND MINOR CHILD POWER OF ATTORNEY

1. For the Minor named [MINOR CHILD NAME] born on [MM/DD/YYYY] (hereinafter known as the “Minor”), I, [PARENT / GUARDIAN NAME], the Parent or Court Appointed Guardian with a street address of [STREET ADDRESS],

And I, [CO-PARENT / GUARDIAN NAME], the Parent or Court Appointed Guardian with a street address of [STREET ADDRESS],

2. Hereby appoint [ATTORNEY-IN-FACT NAME] as the Attorney-in-Fact for the Minor who is their [RELATION TO CHILD] with a street address of [STREET ADDRESS], (hereinafter referred to as the “Attorney-in-Fact”).

3. I/We delegate to the Attorney-in-Fact the authority to [DESCRIBE AUTHORITY HERE].

4. This power of attorney document shall commence on [MM/DD/YYYY] and end on:

A. [INITIAL] [MM/DD/YYYY].

B. [INITIAL] – In the event of my disability (incapacitation).

C. [INITIAL] – In the event of my death.

This document can be terminated at any time by completing a revocation or by creating a new minor power of attorney form.

5. This power of attorney shall be governed under the laws in the State of Rhode Island and terminates any prior written form.

Parent/Guardian Signature: _______________________ Date: ______________

Print Name: _______________________

Parent/Guardian Signature: _______________________ Date: ______________

Print Name: _______________________

ACCEPTANCE BY ATTORNEY-IN-FACT

The undersigned Attorney-in-Fact acknowledges and executes this Power of Attorney, and by such execution does hereby affirm that I: (A) accept the appointment; (B) understand the duties under the Power of Attorney and under the law.

Attorney-in-fact Signature: _______________________ Date: ______________

Print Name: _______________________

NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT

State of ______________

______________ County, ss

On ______________ (mm/dd/yyyy), before me appeared _______________________ (Parent/Guardian Name), as the Parent(s)/Court Appointed Guardian(s) who proved to me through government-issued photo identification to be the above-named person(s), who in my presence executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged that (s)he executed the same as his/her free act and deed.

Notary Public Signature: _______________________ Date: ______________

Print Name: _______________________

My Commission Expires: _______________________

(Notary Seal)