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The legal age of majority in Texas, and in many other states, is 18. While most of us who have long surpassed the age of 18 still consider an individual of this age to be a “child”…legally, that “child” is an adult who is responsible for his or her own decision-making. Absent proper estate planning, there is no legal right for parents to make decisions for their children after they attain the legal age of majority.
We strongly urge our clients to have documents prepared that will allow the parents to act like “mom and dad” in the event of an emergency situation, disability, or other incapacities—whether temporary or permanent.
We recommend having the following documents prepared:
- Statutory Durable Power of Attorney
- Medical Power of Attorney (Power of Attorney for Healthcare)
- HIPAA Authorization
- Directive to Physicians
Having these documents in place will save you time, money, and stress.
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