Can I name my minor child as my agent under a durable power of attorney?

No. Your named attorney-in-fact (agent) under a power of attorney must be an individual who is at least 18 years of age or older or a business (professional fiduciary).

If your child is at least 18 years old and is responsible, you may consider naming him or her in this role. However, the powers and responsibilities under a durable power of attorney document can be overwhelming for people of any age; many young adults simply are not equipped to handle the required level of responsibility.

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