Voluntary Caregiver Agreement

NOTE: The law was amended on September 1, 2017. The new law allows any adult caretaker to temporarily care for a child with an authorization form. See House Bill 871. Until now, an authorization agreement could only be issued to the child`s grandparent, aunt or uncle, adult sibling child or other voluntary guardian (if the child is placed under the authority of the custodian under a child safety agreement (CPS). A voluntary adult assistance contract, more detailed as an authorization agreement for adult volunteer caregivers, has a confusing name, but a simple function. These agreements allow a parent or parent to allow another adult to exercise certain parental rights. Such an agreement may allow the authorized person to exercise one of the following rights in relation to a child: any adult caregiver may be allowed to make decisions for a child using the authorization form for non-parent or volunteer caregivers. See “Texas Family Code” 34.0015. If a court decision is currently concerned with the child or children, that court must approve the consent agreement for the child. Read the Texas Family Code Chapter 34 Act here. And if a parent who has not signed the authorization agreement does not have a visit or legal access, you do not have to send a copy of the agreement to the unsigned parent if one of the following options applies: These agreements are considered child-related proxies and are often useful in situations where the adult guardian is caring for a child or child for several months or more. Chapter 34 of the Texas Family Code defines the requirements for these agreements, resulting in a mandatory format. Failure to comply with Chapter 34 requirements may result in a crippling authorization agreement and criminal liability for the adult guardian.

For these reasons, it is desirable for a lawyer to design the authorization agreement. However, the advice and advice of a family lawyer can be invaluable in assessing the entire landscape of circumstances and the effects of an authorization agreement. (2) obtain and maintain, if necessary, health insurance coverage for the child and motor vehicle for the child; The authorization form contains a more specific list of authorized actions.