Colorado Minor Child Power of Attorney Form


The Colorado Minor Child Power of Attorney is a legal form that parents and guardians may use to prepare for circumstances in which they will not be able to take care of their child or children for a non-infinite period of time. It allows for an agent that agrees to act as a temporary guardian to their child/ren for a period of time that cannot exceed twelve (12) months, in accordance to § 15-14-105. It is very important the parent(s) choose their agent carefully; the agent selected should have proven themselves to be both responsible and capable of upholding the numerous legal duties the role of an agent encompasses. Agents are commonly family or close friends to the parent(s).

State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws: Colorado Revised Statutes: Part 7 – The Uniform Power of Attorney Act

Signing Requirements (§ 15-14-705): The parent or guardian completing the form is required to have their signature notarized, according to CO law. The agent should also sign the form to ensure it’s validity, although not required by law.

Additional Considerations: Although the nominated agent will have full parental powers regarding the custody, care, and property of the minor child(ren), they are not permitted to consent to either adoption or marriage according to § 15-14-105.