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Temporary Delegation of Parental Powers

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These instructions and forms are a product of the Nebraska Supreme Court’s Implementation Committee on Pro Se Litigation and are provided as a public service to people who wish to grant authority over a child to another person for a limited period of time.

NOTE: THE SUPREME COURT DOES NOT REPRESENT THAT THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND FORMS WILL BE APPROPRIATE IN EVERY CASE. ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING THE USE OF THE INSTRUCTIONS AND FORMS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO A LAWYER.

Although these instructions and forms were developed to assist people who are handling their own legal matters, the Supreme Court’s Implementation Committee on Pro Se Litigation urges anyone thinking of handling their own case to consider getting a lawyer to help with their case.

Introduction

Nebraska statute allows for a parent or legal guardian of a minor child to execute a power of attorney delegating to another person any of his or her powers regarding the care, custody, or property of the minor child or ward. This statute does now allow for the person delegated to act to consent to marriage or adoption of the minor child. This form is often used where due to the expected absence of a parent another is authorized to consent to medical treatment, enrollment in school, or other academic or athletic programs, etc.

This power of attorney is called a Temporary Delegation of Parental Powers and is limited to a six-month period. After the six-month period, the parent or legal guardian may execute another Temporary Delegation of Parental Powers.

The Temporary Delegation of Parental Powers must be signed or acknowledged before a Notary Public. Once it is completed a copy should be retained for your records and the original given to the person you have delegated as having received the authority to act in your place.

Forms and Instructions

 

This page was last modified on Tuesday, July 16, 2013