If you intend to be out of town without your children and someone else is responsible for the daily caretaking of them, you should assign Temporary Guardianship to the responsible caretaker. Temporary Guardianship is especially important for couples who are taking international or extended trips without their children.
ARS §14-5104 provides: “A parent or a guardian of a minor or incapacitated person, by a properly executed power of attorney, may delegate to another person, for a period not exceeding six months, any powers he may have regarding care, custody or property of the minor child or ward, except power to consent to marriage or adoption of the minor.”
Assignment of Temporary Guardianship is important in the event that your child has a medical emergency while you are out of town and needs immediate decision-making. A Temporary Guardianship allows the caretaker to make health, medical, safety, and comfort decisions and requires others to follow the directions of the caretaker.
If you have travel plans without your children, contact us at Kierman Law, PLC for more information regarding Temporary Guardianship.
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