Dennis P. Mikko Attorney at Law | Dennis P. Mikko
No. In order for the friend to be able to obtain medical help, enroll the child in school, ect, there would have to be a formal guardianship or limited guardianship. The other question would be, where is the father?
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Law Office of James Lentz | James Lentz
In Ohio, a mother may not "give" custody to anyone absent the approval of the court. She may sign a Grandparent Power of Attorney to a grandparent with whom a child is living to enroll the child in school, obtain school reports, obtain medical and dental care. Please see a family law attorney for more information and for preparation of a Grandparent POA if appropriate.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
She can, but it may lead to all sorts of problems. First, if you are going to do it, the mother should give the friend a durable power of attorney giving the friend the power to make all of the decisions about the child. Those powers need to be specific. But the father can always come in and ask for the child. And the mother can change her mind at any time and ask for the child to be returned. Best practice is to have the friend be named the guardian and let the court decide if Mom or Dad should have the child returned later.
Answer Applies to: Idaho
LAW OFFICE OF ANNE B. HOWARD | Anne B. Howard
She can do it but its not legal. If anyone called CPS they could take the child away and put it foster care and possibly try to terminate her parental rights. Also someone needs authority to take child to school and doctor. At least get these permissions.
Answer Applies to: California
LAW OFFICE | JAMES A. GIZICKI
In Michigan: 700.5103 Delegation of powers by parent or guardian. (1) By a properly executed power of attorney, a parent or guardian of a minor or a guardian of a legally incapacitated individual may delegate to another person, for a period not exceeding 6 months, any of the parent's or guardian's powers regarding care, custody, or property of the minor child or ward, except the power to consent to marriage or adoption of a minor ward or to release of a minor ward for adoption. (2) If a parent or guardian is serving in the armed forces of the United States and is deployed to a foreign nation, and if the power of attorney so provides, a delegation under this section is effective until the thirty-first day after the end of the deployment. (3) If a guardian for a minor or legally incapacitated individual delegates any power under this section, the guardian shall notify the court within 7 days after execution of the power of attorney and provide the court the name, address, and telephone number of the attorney-in-fact.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Simpson Law Office, PLLC | Alexander J. Simpson, III
No. The friend would have no authority to enroll the child in school or consent to medical care on behalf of the child. Also, the father's rights must be considered. He is entitled to notice and an opportunity to be heard before a custody decision is made.
Answer Applies to: Mississippi