Pennsylvania Minor Child Power of Attorney Form


A Pennsylvania minor child power of attorney form is a legal document that allows parents or guardians to delegate the care of their child or children to a chosen individual (the agent) by state law. Once in effect, the agent is legally bound to follow the instructions the parent or guardian provides. It is essential that the agent fully comprehends their duties and responsibilities before signing the document. This form ensures that the agent tends to the child’s needs while the parents tend to other matters.

State Laws: While state law does not explicitly mention minor child power of attorney arrangements, § 5603(u.3) addresses power of attorney arrangements for “personal and family maintenance.”

Signing Requirements (§ 5601(b)): Parents and guardians must sign the minor child power of attorney form in front of a notary public and two (2) witnesses. Additionally, state law requires them to sign the notice at the beginning of the document (§ 5601(c)).