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Mississippi Guardian of a Minor Power of Attorney Form

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Mississippi Guardian of a Minor Power of Attorney Form

Updated June 07, 2023

A Mississippi guardian of a minor power of attorney form is a document that parents can use to leave their children in the legal care and custody of a trusted friend or relative for a designated period of time. Sometimes, an adult’s attention will be required regarding the child’s medical events or academic world. Naturally, it would be helpful if the temporary guardian had a power of attorney to act on behalf of the children when a parent cannot be reached so that any matters requiring expediency may be handled as quickly and responsibly as possible by the child’s caretaker.

How to Write

1 – Open And Peruse The Required Material

The paperwork required to appoint Guardian Powers over a Minor or Child should be opened using one of the buttons labeled “PDF,” “ODT,” and “Word.” Once you open this form in the software program you prefer working with, make sure to read this form.

2 – Document The Name And Birth Date Of Each Child The Intended Guardian May Care For

In Article I, identify the Child concerned by entering his or her Full Name on the first blank space.

Use the three blank lines after the term “…born on the” to properly record the Child’s Birth Date. Enter the Two-Digit Calendar Date of the Child’s Birth Date on the first blank space, the Month of the Child’s Birth Date on the second blank space, and the Two-Digit Calendar Year when the Child was born on the third blank line.

3 – Supply Each Parent or Guardian’s Identity And Location

Now that we have identified the Child or Minor as the focus of this paperwork, we will need to identify the Parents (a second statement will identify the other Parent) of the Child. If the issuer is a Legal Guardian, we will need to record his or her information instead. On the first blank space in this statement, enter the Parent’s (or the Current Guardian’s) Full Name. There will be two checkboxes in the next part of this statement. You must mark the one that best defines who the individual just reported is. If the issuer is the Child’s Parent, then mark the box labeled “Parent,” otherwise, check the second box if the issuer is a “Court Appointed Guardian.” Continue the Parent/Current Guardian Report by entering his or her Physical Street Address, City, and State. Make sure this Address is the Physical Location where the Parent/Current Guardian lives. The next declaration statement, below the words “(If Co-Guardian/Parent Exists),” shall allow for the other Parent’s information to be entered. If there are two Court Appointed Guardian, this individual’s must be entered. Make sure to enter the Full Name of the Co-Guardian/Parent, indicate his or her role by marking the “Parent” checkbox or “Court Appointed Guardian, then reporting his or her Home Address.

4 – Enter The Intended Guardian’s Full Name And Contact Information

The next section, Article II, will name the intended Guardian as the Child’s Attorney-in-Fact. Use the first blank line in Article II to enter the Attorney-in-Fact’s Full Name then use the second blank space to record the relationship with Child being discussed.

The next three blank spaces require the intended Guardian/Attorney-in-Fact’s Home Address. Enter this individual’s Street Address, City, and State of Residence using these spaces.

5 – Specify The Powers Being Appointed To Guardian/Attorney-in-Fact

If the Parent/Guardian intends to empower the Guardian/Attorney-in-Fact with the Full Parental Power he or she possesses then he or she should initial Choice A in Article III. The Parent will also need to check the box corresponding to this statement. If the Parent/Guardian only wishes to appoint the Guardian/Attorney-in-Fact with certain Powers, then he or she should initial Choice B, mark the appropriate checkbox, then use the blank lines provided to specify what the Guardian/Attorney-in-Fact has the Principal Power to do.

6 – Report The Active Time Period Of The Principal Parental Powers Delivered Through This Form

In Article IV, use the first three blank spaces to enter the Calendar Date when this Power of Attorney goes into effect.

Next, the Principal must initial and check Choice A, B, or C to document when he or she prefers the Guardian Powers in this document to terminate. If these Powers should terminate on a specific Date, the Principal should initial and check Choice A, then enter the Date of Termination. If this form should terminate if the Principal becomes Disabled or Dies, the Principal should then Initial and check either B and/or C (respectively).

6 – The Notarized Signature Of The Principal Is Required To Enact This Document’s Effect

Article V will provide for the execution of this Authority. Each Parent/Court Appointed Guardian issuing this form must Sign his or her Name on the blank line labeled “Parent/Court Appointed Guardian Signature,” print his or her Name on the first blank line below the signature line, and enter the Date he or she signed this document on the blank space labeled “Date.”

Next, the Guardian/Attorney-in-Fact will need to formally acknowledge and accept the Power Appointment of this form in the “Acceptance By Attorney-in-Fact.” He or she will need to sign the “Attorney-in-Fact’s Signature” line, then print his or her Name and enter the Date of Signature using the spaces below the signature line.“Affirmation By Witness 1” and “Affirmation By Witness 2” have been provided so that two individuals may testify to the Principal Signing. Each one will have to enter his or her Name on the blank space in the paragraph. Secondly, each Witness will need to sign and print his or her Name then enter the Date of Signature in the spaces provided. Finally, a “Notary Acknowledgment” section has been included for the convenience of the attending Notary Public.