Texas Minor Child Power of Attorney Form
A Texas minor child power of attorney form specifies the terms and duration of the period a temporary caregiver has guardianship over a parent’s child(ren). This chosen individual, often a family member or close friend, steps in to care for the child when parents face situations like active duty, prison sentences, or in-patient medical care. Completing the form in advance ensures that it is readily available when needed. Once executed, the agent can make decisions regarding the minor child for up to one year. Parents should attach the relevant information to a power of attorney before notarizing to specify powers granted or restricted.
State Laws: Chapter 34
Signing Requirements (Sec. 34.004): The parent or guardian must sign the form to finalize the power of attorney, and a state officer must notarize it.