POWER OF ATTORNEY questions !
I have been dating my boyfriend for 2 years and he has a 4 year old who spends the majority of the time with us. I love this little girl to death and treat her like she is mine. BM does take care of her financially (buys her clothes, toys, pays half of daycare), but in general isn't a "good" mom. She smokes weed around her and doesn't really spend time playing with her and reading to her like we do. I'm very interested in Power of attorney for a minor child, but I know that BM would not be on board. I just want it to make sure in case anything were to happen while I have her, and I really want to be involved as she is starting kindergarden next school year. Does anybody know if BM has to be on board? And I am only 19 years old, but very mature for my age. I'm a student double majoring in criminal justice and psychology and am just an overall very responible person. Does age affect it? I would just like some answers or advice on what I should do. We live in Florida, as I assume laws change from state to state.