My friend may be going to prison for some time. She has asked if she can list me as power of attorney over her child in the event court goes badly. I agreed, but I have had a CPS case in the past year for smoking marijuana. My children were never removed from me. Will this prevent me from acting on behalf of my friend's child? I don't want to see her put in foster care and my friend doesn't trust any of her family members to care for the child.
Your friend may give you a Temporary Guardianship, revocable at any time, and allowing you to register her child for school, seek medical care, etc. The State of Texas form is available online or from a family law attorney. It must be notarized.
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