He’s eighteen, so now what?! Will you be able to help him in an emergency? Will you have access to his medical care in the event of an accident? These are all such important things to consider because while our kids will always be our kids, in the eyes of the law they are now adults.
John is middle of the pack as far as turning eighteen in his friend group and I’ve been surprised how many parents didn’t know about legal documents you may need for your new young adult.
When I first heard about this a couple of years ago, I set a calendar reminder for John’s 18th birthday. In just about 10 minutes and for $63 (I have a referral link!), we used Mama Bear Legal Forms to create John’s Young Adult Power of Attorney. The package we chose includes:
- Health Power of Attorney Documents
- Finance Power of Attorney Documents
- HIPAA Release & FERPA Waiver
- Free Documents for 2nd State (if attending college out of state)
- Free App for Scanning & Storing Forms
This literally could not have been easier and you won’t need any special info on hand that isn’t already stored in your brain. :-) We created his forms together, printed them and set up time with our notary neighbor to sign them. The most difficult part was finding two witnesses. Having them notarized isn’t required, but is a worthwhile step to take. Then, we downloaded the free app and scanned them in so they are always on hand. I pray we will never need these, but it was a small investment of time and money to put my mind at ease.
This post and discount is in no way sponsored. I bookmarked this service years ago and was very pleased with our experience!
If you have anything parents of young adults should be thinking about, share in the comments!
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