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Is this a temporary situation or a permanent one?
Ok, Utah law allows a parent to temporarily delegate authority over a minor child by completing a specific kind of power of attorney (see Utah Code Section 75-5-103).
You can get a free template here: UT Minor Care POA
The temporary POA only lasts for 6 months at a time. So you would have to execute a new one every 6 months. But if you were incarcerated, you can do so from prison and mail it to them unless they come visit and bring one with them every 6 months.
Otherwise you are going to have to go the formal temporary guardianship route through the courts..
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