New Mexico Minor Child Power of Attorney Form

The New Mexico minor child power of attorney form is a document that parent(s) may use to grant powers to an Agent/Guardian for the purpose of allowance of the temporary care and custody of their child(ren) in the event of an illness or absence. The Guardian(s) should care for the child(ren) as if the parent(s) were present and making all of the parental decisions on their own.

The Parent(s) may revoke this document at their discretion, by delivery of written revocation notice to the Guardian(s) just prior to reclaiming their child(ren). This document must be signed before a state licensed notary.

How to Write

Step 1 – Parent(s) and Child(ren) – Enter the following:

  • Enter the name of the parent(s)
  • Check the appropriate box – Parent or Guardian
  • Enter the name(s) of the child(ren) -(if more room is required for the names of other children, enter their information on a separate sheet and attach it to this form
  • Provide the child(ren’s) date(s) of birth
  • Enter the parent(s) and child(ren’s) county of residence

Step 2 – Explanation of Delegation of Parental Rights

  • The parent’s must submit a typed or printed explanation as to why the parents are delegating their parental rights, on the lines provided

Step 3 – Appointment of Guardian/Agent – Sumbit:

  • Parent(s) Name(s)
  • AND
  • Agent’s Name
  • AND
  • Child(ren’s) Name(s)
  • Child(ren’s) Dates of Birth
  • AND
  • Beginning Date of Powers in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Ending Date of Power (not to exceed 6 months) in mm/dd/yyyy format (unless it’s revoked sooner)

Step 4 – Parent’s Signature(s) – To only be signed before a notary

Step 4 – Notarization –

Once the document has been completed and the Notary has witnessed the the parent(s) signature(s), the Notary Public, shall acknowledge the signature and therefor the document, by completing the remainder of the document and shall then affix the official seal