Connecticut Minor Child Power of Attorney Form


A Connecticut minor child power of attorney form empowers a trusted person (the attorney-in-fact or “standby guardian”) to temporarily care for a child or children. This form assists parents who must leave the state or country, ensuring proper care for their children during military duty, incarceration, travel, or medical treatment. The standby guardian can manage the child’s medical care, educational decisions, and other life events. Parents can also limit the guardian’s duties by specifying them in the agreement.

Connecticut law sets a one (1) year maximum duration for this form. However, parents can terminate it before the expiration date for unspecified reasons. If a parent passes away while the agreement is in effect, it will automatically terminate ninety (90) days after the date of death.

  • Laws: § 45a-603 | § 45a-604 | § 45a-622
  • Max duration: One (1) year
  • Signing requirements (§ 45a-624c): Both parents, if alive, must sign the form in the presence of two (2) witnesses. Only one (1) parent must sign if the other is deceased.