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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
This is the content of the form and is provided for your convenience. It is not necessarily what the actual form looks like and does not include the information, instructions and other materials that come with the form you would purchase. An actual sample can also be viewed by clicking on the "Sample Form" near the top left of this page.












Power of Attorney for the Care of Children
(Single Parent / One Custodial Parent)







This Packet Includes:
1. General Instructions & Checklist
2. Information
3. Power of Attorney for the Care of Children
    (Single Parent / One Custodial Parent)






General Instructions & Checklist
Power of Attorney for the Care of Children
(Single Parent / One Custodial Parent)


   The Custodial Parent (i.e. one parent with full/sole legal custody) needs to sign the Power of Attorney for the Care of Children

   The Power of Attorney for the Care of Children document should be signed before a Notary.

   The original Power of Attorney for the Care of Children document should be given to the Attorney-in-Fact.

   The Parent should keep a copy of the Power of Attorney for the Care of Children document for his or her records.

   At least one witness should sign the Power of Attorney for the Care of Children. Although not always required, it is always a good idea to also have two witnesses sign the Power of Attorney. The witnesses should be adults. Generally, anyone related by blood or marriage to the Parent, Attorney-in-Fact or Notary should not be a witness.

   The Parent should be careful giving instructions to the Attorney-in-Fact. The Parent should also be very careful in the selection of the Attorney-in-Fact, as the powers granted by this document are very broad and sweeping.

   These forms are not intended and are not a substitute for legal advice. These forms should only be a starting point for you and should not be used without consulting an attorney first.

   The purchase and use of these forms, is subject to the Disclaimers and Terms of Use found at findlegalforms.com






Information
Power of Attorney for the Care of Children
(Single Parent / One Custodial Parent)

Whenever it becomes necessary to allow someone else to provide for the care of your children, a Power of Attorney for the Care of Children form can be used. This document allows a single parent (sometimes called the “Principal” or “Grantor”) of one or more children, who has full/sole legal custody of the child/children to appoint another person to act as his or her Attorney-in-Fact to care for the child/children on a temporary basis.

The word "attorney" is not used here to mean "lawyer".  The person acting as the Attorney-in-Fact for the Parent or the children does not need to be a lawyer. Almost anyone can be appointed an Attorney-in-Fact by a power of attorney.

This form allows the Attorney-in-Fact to make decisions for the children in place of the Parent, including health care, education and welfare decisions. This can be useful if the Parent will be absent for a period of time. The powers granted by this instrument are very broad. The Parent is basically giving temporary custody of the children to the Attorney-in-fact.

By having this type of document available, the Attorney-in-Fact will be able to better deal with any types of emergency involving the children and can avoid potential problems when, for example, arranging for medical, dental or any other type of care. Medical personnel will also generally feel more comfortable dealing with an Attorney-in-Fact who can provide this type of document.

The Parent should be very careful in the selection of the Attorney-in-Fact, as the powers granted by this document are very broad and sweeping and the children are being entrusted to the Attorney-in-Fact. The Parent should also be careful in instructing the Attorney-in-Fact as to what the Attorney-in-Fact should do.



Although the Power of Attorney for the Care of Children has a beginning and an “end/expiration” date, the Parent can revoke the document at any time even before the expiration date.

The Power of Attorney for the Care of Children should always be notarized, even if your state does not require it. Notarization will make it more difficult for any third party to challenge the validity of the Power of Attorney.

Although, some states dont require that a Power of Attorney be witnessed, it is always a very good idea to do so.

Please note that this information is not intended as and is not a substitute for legal advice. Furthermore, this information is general information that is not state specific. Whenever appropriate, the instructions included with the forms packages offered for sale, generally include state specific instructions.




CAUTION!



PARENT: The powers granted by this Power of Attorney for the Care of Children document are broad and sweeping. Before signing this document, consider its consequences. You (“Parent”) are providing another person (“Attorney-in-Fact”) with the power to handle and control the care, custody, health and welfare of your child/children.  Any such action undertaken by the Attorney-in-Fact, within the scope of this power of attorney document, is legally binding upon you.  If you have any questions about these powers, obtain competent legal advice. You may revoke this power of attorney at any time.

ATTORNEY-IN-FACT: By accepting or acting under the appointment, the Attorney-in-Fact assumes the fiduciary and other legal responsibilities of an agent.







DISCLAIMER:

FindLegalForms, Inc. (“FLF”) is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice.  The use of these materials is not a substitute for legal advice. Only an attorney can provide legal advice.  An attorney should be consulted for all serious legal matters.  No Attorney-Client relationship is created by use of these materials.  

THESE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS.  FLF DOES NOT GIVE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SUITABILITY OR COMPLETENESS FOR ANY OF THE MATERIALS FOR YOUR PARTICULAR NEEDS.  THE MATERIALS ARE USED AT YOUR OWN RISK.  IN NO EVENT WILL:  I) FLF, ITS AGENTS, PARTNERS, OR AFFILIATES; OR II) THE PROVIDERS, AUTHORS OR PUBLISHERS OF ITS MATERIALS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATE OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER USED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THESE MATERIALS. 


POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR THE CARE OF CHILDREN


KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS:

I, ___________________________________________________ (“Parent”), maintaining an address at: ________________________________________. I am an adult and I am the custodial parent having full legal custody of:

Name: _________________________________ born on __________
Name: _________________________________ born on __________
Name: _________________________________ born on __________
Name: _________________________________ born on __________
Name: _________________________________ born on __________
Name: _________________________________ born on __________

I hereby make and appoint  ________________________________________ (“Attorney-in-Fact”) maintaining an address at: _____________________________________________________ as, my true and lawful agent and attorney-in-fact for me and in my name, and in my behalf to act as the guardian of my above-named minor child/children:

The above named Attorney-in-Fact shall have the power and authority to act entirely in loco parentis and to do all acts necessary or desirable for maintaining the health, education, and welfare of my above named child/children, including, but not limited to, the powers to:

1.   Provide for, approve, authorize and decline any health care at any hospital or other institution; employ any physicians, dentists, nurses, or other person whose services may be needed for such health care; review and if necessary disclose the contents of any medical records; execute any consent, release or waiver of liability required by medical, dental or other health authorities incident to the provision of medical, surgical or dental care to the child/children. Health care shall include but not be limited to the administration of anesthesia, X-ray examination, performance of operations, diagnostic and other procedures.

2.   Determine the education of the child/children and to register and enroll the child/children in any educational programs, schools and extracurricular activities; review any school records of the child/children; allow the child/children to participate in activities and events offered by any group, organization or educational facility.

3.   Maintain the customary living standard of the child/children, including, but not limited to, provisions of living quarters, food, clothing, entertainment and other customary matters.

4.   Request, ask, demand, sue and take any and all legal steps necessary on behalf of the child/children and to adjust, compromise and settle any claim, the child/children may have against any other person or entity.

5.   Apply for, purchase, maintain and/or deal with any health and other insurance for the child/children and to make and file any medical or other type of claim against any health or other type of insurance company. 

6.   Endorse and execute any documents necessary for the performance of the powers granted by this document, including but not limited to consent forms, releases, waivers, insurance documents, claims, agreements, contracts and legal documents.

Notwithstanding other provisions in this Power of Attorney, Attorney-in-Fact shall not (i) have the authority to withhold or withdraw life sustaining procedures for any child/children; (ii) have the power to consent to the marriage of any of the child/children; (iii) have the power to consent to the adoption of any of the child/children.

This power of attorney shall be in effect from _______________ to _______________ (“expiration date”).

By signing here, I indicate that I am fully informed as to the contents of this document and understand the full import of this grant of powers to the Attorney-in-Fact named herein.

I hereby ratify and confirm all acts by the Attorney-in-Fact done by virtue of this power of attorney and the rights hereby granted.

The Attorney-in-Fact shall be entitled to reimbursement of all reasonable expenses incurred as a result of carrying out any provision of this Power of Attorney.

If any part of this document is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable under applicable law, then the remaining unaffected parts of the document shall still remain in full force and effect and not be affected by any partial invalidity.

Any third party who receives a copy of this document may act under it. Revocation of the power of attorney is not effective as to a third party until the third party has actual knowledge of the revocation. I agree to indemnify the third party for any claims that arise against the third party because of reliance on this power of attorney.  If this Power of Attorney is terminated by operation of law, any person relying in good faith on the authority of this document, without notice of such termination, shall be held harmless.  

I may revoke this Power of Attorney before the expiration date at any time by providing written notice to the Attorney-in-Fact.  

Signed on ________________ (date), at _______________________ (city),  __________________________ (state).

________________________________
Signature of Parent

Witness Signature: ___________________________________
Name: ___________________________________
City: __________________________________
State: ___________________________________


Witness Signature: ___________________________________
Name: ___________________________________
City: __________________________________
State: ___________________________________


State of __________________________   )
                  )   ss
County of ________________________   )


The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this _____ day of ____________________, ______ by __________________________ (name of Principal), who is personally known to me or who has produced ________________________________ as identification.


_________________________________
Signature of person taking acknowledgment (Notary Public)

_________________________________
Name typed, printed, or stamped


Number of Pages6
DimensionsDesigned for Letter Size (8.5" x 11")
EditableYes (.doc, .wpd and .rtf)
UsageUnlimited number of prints
Product number#16738
This is the content of the form and is provided for your convenience. It is not necessarily what the actual form looks like and does not include the information, instructions and other materials that come with the form you would purchase. An actual sample can also be viewed by clicking on the "Sample Form" near the top left of this page.












Power of Attorney for the Care of Children
(Single Parent / One Custodial Parent)







This Packet Includes:
1. General Instructions & Checklist
2. Information
3. Power of Attorney for the Care of Children
    (Single Parent / One Custodial Parent)






General Instructions & Checklist
Power of Attorney for the Care of Children
(Single Parent / One Custodial Parent)


   The Custodial Parent (i.e. one parent with full/sole legal custody) needs to sign the Power of Attorney for the Care of Children

   The Power of Attorney for the Care of Children document should be signed before a Notary.

   The original Power of Attorney for the Care of Children document should be given to the Attorney-in-Fact.

   The Parent should keep a copy of the Power of Attorney for the Care of Children document for his or her records.

   At least one witness should sign the Power of Attorney for the Care of Children. Although not always required, it is always a good idea to also have two witnesses sign the Power of Attorney. The witnesses should be adults. Generally, anyone related by blood or marriage to the Parent, Attorney-in-Fact or Notary should not be a witness.

   The Parent should be careful giving instructions to the Attorney-in-Fact. The Parent should also be very careful in the selection of the Attorney-in-Fact, as the powers granted by this document are very broad and sweeping.

   These forms are not intended and are not a substitute for legal advice. These forms should only be a starting point for you and should not be used without consulting an attorney first.

   The purchase and use of these forms, is subject to the Disclaimers and Terms of Use found at findlegalforms.com






Information
Power of Attorney for the Care of Children
(Single Parent / One Custodial Parent)

Whenever it becomes necessary to allow someone else to provide for the care of your children, a Power of Attorney for the Care of Children form can be used. This document allows a single parent (sometimes called the “Principal” or “Grantor”) of one or more children, who has full/sole legal custody of the child/children to appoint another person to act as his or her Attorney-in-Fact to care for the child/children on a temporary basis.

The word "attorney" is not used here to mean "lawyer".  The person acting as the Attorney-in-Fact for the Parent or the children does not need to be a lawyer. Almost anyone can be appointed an Attorney-in-Fact by a power of attorney.

This form allows the Attorney-in-Fact to make decisions for the children in place of the Parent, including health care, education and welfare decisions. This can be useful if the Parent will be absent for a period of time. The powers granted by this instrument are very broad. The Parent is basically giving temporary custody of the children to the Attorney-in-fact.

By having this type of document available, the Attorney-in-Fact will be able to better deal with any types of emergency involving the children and can avoid potential problems when, for example, arranging for medical, dental or any other type of care. Medical personnel will also generally feel more comfortable dealing with an Attorney-in-Fact who can provide this type of document.

The Parent should be very careful in the selection of the Attorney-in-Fact, as the powers granted by this document are very broad and sweeping and the children are being entrusted to the Attorney-in-Fact. The Parent should also be careful in instructing the Attorney-in-Fact as to what the Attorney-in-Fact should do.



Although the Power of Attorney for the Care of Children has a beginning and an “end/expiration” date, the Parent can revoke the document at any time even before the expiration date.

The Power of Attorney for the Care of Children should always be notarized, even if your state does not require it. Notarization will make it more difficult for any third party to challenge the validity of the Power of Attorney.

Although, some states dont require that a Power of Attorney be witnessed, it is always a very good idea to do so.

Please note that this information is not intended as and is not a substitute for legal advice. Furthermore, this information is general information that is not state specific. Whenever appropriate, the instructions included with the forms packages offered for sale, generally include state specific instructions.




CAUTION!



PARENT: The powers granted by this Power of Attorney for the Care of Children document are broad and sweeping. Before signing this document, consider its consequences. You (“Parent”) are providing another person (“Attorney-in-Fact”) with the power to handle and control the care, custody, health and welfare of your child/children.  Any such action undertaken by the Attorney-in-Fact, within the scope of this power of attorney document, is legally binding upon you.  If you have any questions about these powers, obtain competent legal advice. You may revoke this power of attorney at any time.

ATTORNEY-IN-FACT: By accepting or acting under the appointment, the Attorney-in-Fact assumes the fiduciary and other legal responsibilities of an agent.







DISCLAIMER:

FindLegalForms, Inc. (“FLF”) is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice.  The use of these materials is not a substitute for legal advice. Only an attorney can provide legal advice.  An attorney should be consulted for all serious legal matters.  No Attorney-Client relationship is created by use of these materials.  

THESE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS.  FLF DOES NOT GIVE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SUITABILITY OR COMPLETENESS FOR ANY OF THE MATERIALS FOR YOUR PARTICULAR NEEDS.  THE MATERIALS ARE USED AT YOUR OWN RISK.  IN NO EVENT WILL:  I) FLF, ITS AGENTS, PARTNERS, OR AFFILIATES; OR II) THE PROVIDERS, AUTHORS OR PUBLISHERS OF ITS MATERIALS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATE OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER USED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THESE MATERIALS. 


POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR THE CARE OF CHILDREN


KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS:

I, ___________________________________________________ (“Parent”), maintaining an address at: ________________________________________. I am an adult and I am the custodial parent having full legal custody of:

Name: _________________________________ born on __________
Name: _________________________________ born on __________
Name: _________________________________ born on __________
Name: _________________________________ born on __________
Name: _________________________________ born on __________
Name: _________________________________ born on __________

I hereby make and appoint  ________________________________________ (“Attorney-in-Fact”) maintaining an address at: _____________________________________________________ as, my true and lawful agent and attorney-in-fact for me and in my name, and in my behalf to act as the guardian of my above-named minor child/children:

The above named Attorney-in-Fact shall have the power and authority to act entirely in loco parentis and to do all acts necessary or desirable for maintaining the health, education, and welfare of my above named child/children, including, but not limited to, the powers to:

1.   Provide for, approve, authorize and decline any health care at any hospital or other institution; employ any physicians, dentists, nurses, or other person whose services may be needed for such health care; review and if necessary disclose the contents of any medical records; execute any consent, release or waiver of liability required by medical, dental or other health authorities incident to the provision of medical, surgical or dental care to the child/children. Health care shall include but not be limited to the administration of anesthesia, X-ray examination, performance of operations, diagnostic and other procedures.

2.   Determine the education of the child/children and to register and enroll the child/children in any educational programs, schools and extracurricular activities; review any school records of the child/children; allow the child/children to participate in activities and events offered by any group, organization or educational facility.

3.   Maintain the customary living standard of the child/children, including, but not limited to, provisions of living quarters, food, clothing, entertainment and other customary matters.

4.   Request, ask, demand, sue and take any and all legal steps necessary on behalf of the child/children and to adjust, compromise and settle any claim, the child/children may have against any other person or entity.

5.   Apply for, purchase, maintain and/or deal with any health and other insurance for the child/children and to make and file any medical or other type of claim against any health or other type of insurance company. 

6.   Endorse and execute any documents necessary for the performance of the powers granted by this document, including but not limited to consent forms, releases, waivers, insurance documents, claims, agreements, contracts and legal documents.

Notwithstanding other provisions in this Power of Attorney, Attorney-in-Fact shall not (i) have the authority to withhold or withdraw life sustaining procedures for any child/children; (ii) have the power to consent to the marriage of any of the child/children; (iii) have the power to consent to the adoption of any of the child/children.

This power of attorney shall be in effect from _______________ to _______________ (“expiration date”).

By signing here, I indicate that I am fully informed as to the contents of this document and understand the full import of this grant of powers to the Attorney-in-Fact named herein.

I hereby ratify and confirm all acts by the Attorney-in-Fact done by virtue of this power of attorney and the rights hereby granted.

The Attorney-in-Fact shall be entitled to reimbursement of all reasonable expenses incurred as a result of carrying out any provision of this Power of Attorney.

If any part of this document is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable under applicable law, then the remaining unaffected parts of the document shall still remain in full force and effect and not be affected by any partial invalidity.

Any third party who receives a copy of this document may act under it. Revocation of the power of attorney is not effective as to a third party until the third party has actual knowledge of the revocation. I agree to indemnify the third party for any claims that arise against the third party because of reliance on this power of attorney.  If this Power of Attorney is terminated by operation of law, any person relying in good faith on the authority of this document, without notice of such termination, shall be held harmless.  

I may revoke this Power of Attorney before the expiration date at any time by providing written notice to the Attorney-in-Fact.  

Signed on ________________ (date), at _______________________ (city),  __________________________ (state).

________________________________
Signature of Parent

Witness Signature: ___________________________________
Name: ___________________________________
City: __________________________________
State: ___________________________________


Witness Signature: ___________________________________
Name: ___________________________________
City: __________________________________
State: ___________________________________


State of __________________________   )
                  )   ss
County of ________________________   )


The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this _____ day of ____________________, ______ by __________________________ (name of Principal), who is personally known to me or who has produced ________________________________ as identification.


_________________________________
Signature of person taking acknowledgment (Notary Public)

_________________________________
Name typed, printed, or stamped


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