New Adults and Estate Planning Needs
The 18th birthday is a much-anticipated milestone for parents and children. The expansion of a child’s rights into adult status comes at the expense of the control and rights as parents. If a child needs us in an emergency, a parent does not want to encounter a brick wall of privacy that prevents them from assisting the child and being their voice and advocate. To avoid this pitfall, a “newly-minted” adult can execute a miniature Life and Estate Plan, primarily focused on those durable powers of attorney and HIPAA.