Alaska Minor Child Power of Attorney Form
The Alaska Minor Child Power of Attorney is for parent(s) who need to transfer parental rights to their child (or children) for a specified amount of time; commonly because the parent(s) will be leaving on a military deployment, will be spending time incarcerated, or will be receiving medical care. The individual appointed to taking care of the child is called the “Attorney-in-Fact,” or more commonly, the “agent.” Alaska Statute § 13.26.066 allows the parents to revoke the agent’s power over the child at any time for any reason, which can be done with the Alaska-specific Revocation of Power of Attorney. If the parent(s) do decide to revoke the POA, the agent is required by law to return the child(ren) as soon as possible.
State Laws & Signing Requirements
Signing Requirements (§ 13.26.066): The parties to the Minor Child POA, which include the parents and their elected agent, must both sign the form before a Notary Public in order to be in the eyes of Alaska law.
Additional Considerations: According to § 13.26.066 (c), the POA cannot be entered into for a time period longer than one (1) year. However, § 13.26.066 (d) points out that POAs made by an active duty member of the military can indeed extend longer than one year, but no longer than thirty (30) days past the end of active duty.
Also important to understand is that agents cannot receive compensation for their duties performed under the agreement, according to § 13.26.066 (e).