News & Resources

When Your Child Turns 18: A Checklist of Legal Documents for Parents and Students

By Sarah M. Waelchli

12/4/2020

https://hembar.com/uploads/1280/image/iStock-532180324_cupcake.jpg
Many families are not aware of important legal issues that affect their 18 – 21-year-old children. Parents are often so focused on the fact that the drinking age is 21 that they do not realize that their 18-year-olds are, for most other purposes, adults in the eyes of the law. Parents no longer have the same access to information or control over their children after age 18. Proper planning for the legal issues that arise with an 18 – 21-year-old child can help avoid problems later. What should parents and young adults consider?

  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Health Care Proxy and HIPAA Authorization
  • Will and Trust Investments
  • Disclosure of Information / Waivers
  • COVID-19 Waivers / Acknowledgements
  • Insurance
  • "Adulting"



X
Disclaimer

Communications Policy for Hemenway & Barnes

Thank you for your interest in Hemenway & Barnes, but merely communicating with Hemenway & Barnes LLP or a Hemenway & Barnes lawyer or employee will not create a lawyer-client relationship. Such a relationship will not arise unless and until the firm agrees with you in writing to handle a particular matter. Unless and until this has occurred, you should not convey to us any information you regard as personal or confidential, because any such information will not be treated by us as confidential or subject to any confidentiality requirements.

Our website offers several opportunities for visitors to request information. We use this contact information to send users information about our firm and their selected areas of interest. We may not be able to respond to your request for a variety of reasons, but appreciate your interest in our firm.

Cookie Policy

This website uses cookies to improve functionality and performance. Click here for our privacy policy. By continuing to browse this website, you consent to the use of cookies.

I Agree