After you finish filling out this form:
- The parent or parents must sign the form in front of a notary public. If you did not sign the Limited Power of Attorney form before being arrested or detained, you can ask jail staff to help find a notary in the jail.
- The form should be signed by the parent or parents with legal custody or the legal guardian. Both parents should sign if the child is living with both parents.
- You should make copies of this form once it is signed. Use the copies whenever possible in order to protect the original.
- A different Limited Power of Attorney form should be completed for each child in the family.
- The Limited Power of Attorney form is only a short-term solution to a parent or parents being arrested and detained by the government. The trusted friend or family member will need to talk to a lawyer about child custody if the child’s parent or legal guardian is detained.
This form may not be honored or recognized by all persons, governmental organizations or businesses.