Essential Legal Planning for your ‘Young Adult’

Parents: Is your “baby” an adult now?  As high school graduation approaches, you and your child may be planning for college, meeting next year’s roommate, selecting the fall semester’s classes, and our daughter Sadie’s favorite: shopping! Graduation is a moment to celebrate your child’s achievement (and your own)! It can be a fun and exciting time. It is also the time for you to face the cold, hard fact: Your “baby” Read More

Frequently Asked Estate Planning Questions- National Estate Planning Awareness Week

I hope you've enjoyed reading and learning about estate planning during National Estate Planning Awareness Week. We believe that knowledge is powerful and being prepared is liberating- and we appreciate you, area parents, for partnering with us in our mission to educate families - especially young families - about the importance of planning. To wrap up the week, I'd like to take a moment to summarize everything Read More

Adult Child (18+) Planning – National Estate Planning Awareness Week

Did you know that, if you have children, once your child turns 18, you can no longer see your child's medical records, or get information about your kids? In the eyes of the law, once your child turns 18, they are considered adults and on their own. At The Parents Estate Planning Law Firm, PC, we have 3 different legal documents for kids to sign, allowing their parents to access their information the same way that Read More

As Your Kids Become “Adults,” Make Sure They Sign These Documents

With high school graduation coming up, many parents have and will soon watch their children become adults (at least in the eyes of the law) and leave home to pursue their education and career goals. Turning 18, graduating high school, and moving out is a huge accomplishment. And  it also comes with some serious responsibilities that probably aren’t at the forefront of their (or your) mind right now. Once your Read More

Pay for School with an Education Trust: 18 Tips in 18 Days for ’18

Today’s parents are all too familiar with the budget-busting cost of funding a child’s college education. It can be challenging enough to put aside sufficient savings for a single child’s education, but for multiple kids, the price tag can make donating a kidney for extra cash seem downright reasonable! In fact, a survey by The College Board found that the “moderate” cost for all expenses (tuition, fees, books, room Read More

Frequently Asked Estate Planning Questions- National Estate Planning Awareness Week 2017

I hope you've enjoyed National Estate Planning Awareness Week as much as we have! It's our mission to ensure that every child in the Commonwealth is protected -no matter what- and we appreciate you, area parents, for partnering with us in this mission, as you make educated, loving choices regarding estate planning for your family. To wrap up the week, I'd like to take a moment to summarize everything we've covered Read More

18+ Planning – National Estate Planning Awareness Week

A question we get a lot from our clients, who are planning with us is "We are protecting our kids, but are our kids, themselves actually protected?" When this question comes from a client with older children, we advise our clients that, when your kids turn eighteen, they are legal adults. At that time, parents can no longer see their child's medical records, they can't get information about their kids, anymore, Read More

My child is over 18 years old. What legal documents do they need?

A question we get a lot from our clients, who are planning with us is "We are protecting our kids, but are our kids, themselves actually protected?" When this question comes from a client with older children, we advise our clients that, when your kids turn eighteen, they are legal adults. At that time, parents can no longer see their child's medical records, they can't get information about their kids, anymore, Read More

Your Rights as the Parent of a Young Adult – What You Need to Know When a Medical Crisis Hits

As a parent of an young adult, you are most likely quite accustomed to managing the legal and medical affairs of your children, as circumstances require. If your child requires urgent medical attention while away from you, a simple phone call authorizing care usually can do the trick. But what happens when those “children” turn 18, and are now adults in the eyes of the law, and need of urgent medical attention far Read More

Your ‘Young Adult’ needs legal planning, too.

Parents: Is your “baby” an adult now?  As high school graduation approaches, you and your child may be planning for college as their next phase of life; meeting next year’s roommate, selecting the fall semester’s classes, and our daughter Hannah’s favorite errand- buying extra-long twin sheets and shower flip flops for the college dorm. Graduation is a moment to celebrate your child’s achievement (and your own)! It Read More