JDC-Instructions - Instructions for Completing Affidavit of Guardianship


The Affidavit of Guardianship for Minor Student(s) designates another person (called the “parent -appointed guardian”) to make decisions regarding a minor student in lieu of the student’s parent or legal guardian.  The “parent-appointed guardian” must be at least 21 years of age, a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

This form cannot be used to transfer legal custody or to supersede the rights of a non-custodial parent.  It can be withdrawn at any time.

It is important that you indicate what powers you are giving to the parent-appointed guardian over your minor child/ren.

The completed Affidavit must be signed by both the parent or legal guardian and the parent- appointed guardian and notarized.  Make several copies of the form since you will probably have to give a copy to each person or organization that the parent-appointed guardian will need to deal with on behalf of the child(ren).  Show them the original and give them the copy.  Keep the original in a safe place.

Under Oregon law, a delegation of parental/guardian rights is effective for a maximum of six months.  You can limit this time period to as little as you want but you cannot extend it beyond six months.  If you need another affidavit after six months, a new affidavit may be signed.  Persons in the U.S. Armed Forces called to active duty can have the affidavit last through the active duty period plus 30 days.

The parent signing the affidavit can revoke the affidavit at any time, even before the expiration date on the affidavit.  It is best that the withdrawal be in writing. If you withdraw the affidavit be sure to deliver a copy of the written withdrawal to the person to whom you granted the power and to those people or organizations to whom you gave a copy of affidavit.  The withdrawal is effective immediately upon delivery. 


Click here for the Affidavit Parent Appointed Guardian form