Georgia Minor Child Power of Attorney Form


By executing a Georgia Minor Child Power of Attorney (for Grandparent), parents can obtain peace of mind that when they are absent from their child, they will be safe under the duty of care of a grandparent. The document requires the named grandparent to exercise due care and act in the child’s best interests when fulfilling duties that may include: arranging for and consenting to the child’s medical, dental, and health care treatment; providing the child with food and lodging; and accessing their school records.

State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Power of Attorney for the Care of a Minor Child Act

Signing Requirements (§ 19-9-127) – State law provides specific signing requirements for a Minor Child Power of Attorney that must be upheld by the parents who enact it. In the words of the law, the Power of Attorney must be, “signed and acknowledged before a Notary Public by the parent executing the power of attorney.”

Notably, the law also states that the parents must also provide written notification to any noncustodial parent of their chosen Agent’s name and address. The parents must do so within five (5) days of the form’s execution, either by certified mail or statutory overnight delivery, return receipt requested.