Someone has left a minor child (under 18) with me, has not returned, and I am now caring for this child. (POA) This is a document that will give you the power to provide for the care of the child. The power of attorney should be typed or hand written in ink. If the parents do not want to give you (POA) or you don’t know where to find the parents, you can ask the Probate Court, who deals with guardianships and adoptions, to choose you to be the guardian, the person who is legally responsible for the child.2. Why should I get a power of attorney or become a guardian for the child? Because hospitals, doctors’ offices, schools and day care centers may ask if you are the parent, and when you say you are not, you can still prove that with the power of attorney that you have the legal responsibility for the child.3. If you know where the parents are, you can ask them to grant you Power of Attorney.Failure to file this document may result in the guardianship being terminated.This document has been prepared by attorneys from the Grand Rapids Bar Association, and the Legal Assistance Center (LAC) of Grand Rapids, Michigan, an affiliate of the Grand Rapids Bar Association. We are providing the information in this document as a public service.Once the late report has been submitted, the guardianship can be restored. You should arrive at the designated courtroom on time, with any other family members that you wish.Some guardians will return the children to the parent(s) and simply not file the annual reports and the guardianship is ended. You will be asked what medical treatments or examinations you are providing, questions about schooling, about anyone else living with you, and other things the Probate Court considers important.
Many parents have had questions and confusion about how this changing date will affect their child’s entry to kindergarten. After reviewing this information, they may make a recommendation regarding your child’s readiness for school, whether they agree your child is ready to start or they feel you should wait to enroll your child.1 of that year were eligible to attend kindergarten. Parents interested in enrolling a child with a birthday between Sept. 1 must submit a letter of intent to enroll their child to the school district in which they reside.However, this “cutoff date” was historically later than most other states. The law change has created an early entry option that will allow parents or legal guardians to enroll their child in kindergarten if their birthday falls between the new cutoff of Sept. The school district will then consider the request.Most school districts in Michigan will soon begin their kindergarten enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year.For many years in Michigan, all children with birthdays on or before Dec.