Updated on October 28th, 2021
A Utah minor (child) power of attorney form allows a parent or guardian to temporarily delegate powers regarding the care and custody of a minor. An individual of the parent’s or guardian’s choosing, referred to as the “attorney-in-fact,” is authorized to provide for the needs of the minor, including any schooling decisions until the document expires or the parent or guardian can assume responsibility for the minor again.
Unless specified differently, the form grants the attorney-in-fact all powers and authorities the parent or guardian holds, not including consenting to marriage and adoption of the minor. Alternatively, the parent or guardian may list specific duties that the attorney-in-fact may perform. A Utah minor (child) power of attorney form may be made durable, meaning that the power of attorney is unaffected by the incapacitation of the parent or guardian.
Laws – § 75-5-503
Signing Requirements (§ 75-9-105) – Notary Public
Expiration (§ 75-5-503) – Six (6) Months