California Power of Attorney for the Care of Children - One Parent

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A Power of Attorney is a document that authorizes a person to act on behalf of someone else. This Power of Attorney for the Care of Children – One Parent is designed to be used by the custodial parent (called the “Grantor”) who has one or more children in their care. This document allows the parent to appoint another person to act on the parent’s behalf (as the “Attorney-in-Fact’) to care for the children. This Power of Attorney also gives the Attorney-in-Fact the power to make all decisions related the child’s health, welfare and education. These powers are granted for a specific period of time, and can be revoked at any time. This form is useful if a parent is hospitalized or is out of the country for an extended period.

The powers given to the Attorney-in-Fact are fairly broad. Once executed this document, in essence, gives this person temporary custody of the child. It is very important to careful in choosing who will serve as your Attorney in Fact. The parent should be very clear in what their particular wishes are for the child in terms of educational requirements, health care and any special needs or requirements the child may have.

By purchasing this Power of Attorney, you will:
  • Be confident that you have purchased a quality legal document drafted by an attorney
  • Save significant sums of money by avoiding a visit to an attorney’s office
  • Rest Assured that your rights and those of your child are well-protected
This attorney-prepared packet contains:
  1. Instructions and Checklist
  2. General Information
  3. Power of Attorney for the Care of Children
State Law Compliance: This form complies with the laws of all states
Number of Pages6
DimensionsDesigned for Letter Size (8.5" x 11")
EditableYes (.doc, .wpd and .rtf)
UsageUnlimited number of prints
Product number#16743

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