During this uncertain time with COVID-19, now is the perfect time to get estate planning documents for your college aged children.
The legal age of an adult in Texas is 18. However, as parents, we consider a person this age to still be a "child". But legally, that "child" is an adult who is responsible for his or her own decision-making. Without the proper estate planning documents in place, there is no legal right for parents to make decisions for their children after they turn 18 years of age.
We recommend the following documents:
- Statutory Durable Power of Attorney
- Medical Power of Attorney
- HIPAA Authorization
- Directive to Physicians ("Living Will")
Make sure you can act as a “parent” to your college aged children but having the above documents in place.
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For examples of ways these documents can help your child, read our article, But Aren’t We Their Parents.