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 they have been doing throughout their childhood.
These documents include:
1-Durable Power of Attorney – allows parents to access financial and legal information for their kids and, if needed, make decisions on their behalf,
2-Health Care Proxy – allows parents to access health care information, and, if needed, make medical decisions on their behalf,
3-HIPAA Authorization – allows healthcare decision-makers to access needed medical and personal health information.
A perfect time to have your children sign these documents is when they graduate from high school, head to college or study abroad.
You can get more detailed information about these documents, and why they are essential for anyone over the age of eighteen, during our Protecting Your Adult Child Webinar. Learn everything you need to know about protecting your young adult in just twenty minutes, from the comfort of your living room.
We can further advise you and your young adult on all your options and make things as easy as possible for your family during a Family Wealth Planning Session. If you would like to have a talk about estate planning for your family, call our office today to schedule a time for us to sit down and talk.
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From our family to yours,