Denver, CO asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Colorado

Q: Have notarized POA of a minor child, how do I file it to make legal in a court of law?

She signed the paper yesterday and took off. Baby is three. Has a grandmother in TX who is illegal, father was deported 3 years ago. How do I make this legal in the court? We have been raising him for 2 years now.

I just left the court house and they said notarized POA is useless.

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John Hyland Barrett III
John Hyland Barrett III
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • BOULDER, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: The POA does not need to be filed with the court in order to be effective. If you are seeking legal custody, you do need to file a court action. You may be able to do so since the child has been with you for 2 years. You should retain a lawyer for this if that is what you want to do.

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