It is that time of the year again. Congratulations to our graduating class of 2021! Completing high school this past year has been no easy task, but you made it! Congratulations on your accomplishments and all your hard work!
High school seniors will soon be embarking on new adventures and have new responsibilities. They will enjoy newfound freedom, whether they stay home or go away to college; will open bank accounts, credit cards; and make healthcare decisions. For your child, this period in their lives is the official rite of passage to adulthood. But, what if they need you to act on their behalf? Gain access to their bank account? Speak to their doctor? What if god forbid they get hurt and can’t speak for themselves? While you may think, as their parent, you have a say, think again!
If your child is 18 they are legally considered an adult. Your parental say holds little or no legal weight anymore depending on the circumstances. It is important now to ensure they have a valid Power of Attorney for Finances and a Power of Health Care so that you can step in when they need you, have a voice when it counts, and avoid all the red tape and frustration that otherwise could occur.
To learn more about ensuring your graduate has ensured that you as their parent, or another confidant, have proper decision-making control as they embark on this new journey, contact the attorneys at Chauvel & Glatt, LLP.
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