West Virginia Minor Child Power of Attorney Form

The West Virginia Minor Child Power of Attorney is a legal form that parents and legal custodians can complete in order to delegate parental or custodial duties respectively to an Agent they appoint via the execution of this form. The Agent chosen by the parents/legal custodians will be legally responsible for ensuring the care, protection, and welfare of their child/ren when it is impossible for them to do so themselves. The tasks delegated to the Agent can include, but are not limited to, those related to the children’s schooling, medical care, and general wellbeing.


State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Supporting and Strengthening Families Act

Signing Requirements (§ 49-8-4): In order for a Minor Child Power of Attorney to be legally executed in the state of West Virginia, it must:

  • Be signed by the parent/s or legal custodian/s, and
  • Acknowledged by a Notary Public.