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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

Essential Legal Planning for Young Adults

The simple fact is that the day your child turns 18, he or she becomes a young adult, and has the legal rights of an adult. What this means for you is that you lose your prior held rights to make medical and financial decisions for your child, unless your child executes legal documents giving you those rights back. Without the proper legal documents in place, accessing medical information, and even being informed Read More

5 Legal Documents Every Parent Should Have

Got Kids? Parents: these are the 5 legal documents you need to have, no matter your income level or family makeup. Read More

Five Strategies For Paying For College When Money Is Tight

Everyone knows how important it is to have a college degree… As a parent, you know that providing your children with a college education is one of the best things you can do to ensure their future. Yet, in a recent Gallup poll, 70% of the parents surveyed admitted they have no idea how they’re going to pay to send their children to college. And it’s not just that money is tight. Tuition and fees are rising Read More

The Parents Estate Planning Law Firm, PC is a unique estate planning law firm serving families in Massachusetts. Our team is committed to helping parents at all stages make sure their loved ones are completely protected if the unexpected happens, while making things as easy as possible for their families.

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