Delaware Minor Guardianship POA (Form 126)


A Delaware petition for guardianship of a minor (Form 126) grants a parent or guardian the authority to make decisions for a minor child, including education, medical care, and finances. The Delaware Family Court must legally recognize this form, and the child’s parents (the respondents) must approve the arrangement to implement it. If the respondents do not accept, the case goes to court.

Even with properly completed forms, the Delaware Family Court does not have to grant the request. Instead, the court hearing indicates whether the agent can gain temporary custody of the child. Parents must include the proper information in the document and carefully choose the agent to increase their approval chances.

State Laws: Durable Personal Powers of Attorney Act

Signing Requirements: State laws do not mention signing requirements.