Sometimes you may need to leave your child with a non-parent. If you are travelling or will be difficult to reach for any reason, it is important to give the guardian temporary legal authority to make decisions for your child. To do this, you can prepare a delegation of parental authority. In order for the parent or custodian of a minor to give the Authority the responsibility and power of that minor to another person, a formal declaration must be made in accordance with the Michigan Compiled Laws 700.5103. Download the form that provides the required language with one of the three buttons under the image. Look for the first empty area called “Printed Name of Parent” and then enter the full name of the current parent or legal guardian. Then, in the empty space called “city/city, state/province, country,” you introduce the city, county or city where the current parent or custodian resides, the state (if Canada enters the province) where the parent or guardian resides, and the country where the parent or custodian resides. We will now turn our attention to the person who will have the guardianship power over the minor. Write down the full name of the person who takes over the guardianship and takes over as soon as this form is executed. The nearest line requires the city/city, the state/province, the land, where the intended custodian lives. When a parent leaves their child in the care of another, it is often a good idea to transfer their short-term parental powers to the child`s guardian. This is particularly important for medical care decisions. As a parent, you can use a legal document called the Parental Authority Delegation (DPA) to give another person temporary authority to make decisions for your child if you are not there.
You must have legal custody (alone or collective) to be able to use a DPA. If all of the above mentions apply, you may be able to avoid a court order and obtain temporary guardianship. A temporary guardianship agreement is a private agreement that does not require the consent of a judge. Temporary guardianship comes into effect on the date on which all parties must sign the document and automatically expires six months after that date if no date is specified. If guardianship is still required after six months, the parties may sign another temporary guardianship agreement or apply for permanent guardianship by the court. The two spaces in the lower right of the page with each “witness” were provided so that two witnesses of the parental signature could check whether they observed the action of the signature. This is done when each witness signs one of the lines called “witness.” This form must be authenticated by a notarized notarial. The bottom right corner of this page has been provided for this purpose. After you print out the form, sign it. While it is optional to sign the form in front of witnesses and a notary, many lawyers see this as the best way to conclude a CCA. If you testify to the document and authenticate it notarially, school administrators, hospitals and others are more likely to recognize your data protection authority as a valid legal document.
It also makes DPA more likely to be accepted in states other than Michigan. The empty spaces of the first paragraph require some information to apply the standard language necessary to appoint legal guardians for parents. If you leave your child to someone who is not a parent and you do not sign a data protection authority, that person may be able to go to court to obtain guardianship for your child.