The Documents All College Students Need
Spring is here and we are smack in the middle of college acceptance letters and college decisions. It is an excited time for everyone. I still remember the feeling I felt when my daughter was accepted to her dream school. It was exciting and scary all at once. Was she going to enjoy the school? Was she going to be able to balance the academics and the social aspects of college? Was she going to be safe? What would happen if she got hurt or really sick?
I know many of you have gone through or are going to go through the same thing. The balance between seeing them as toddlers and trusting them as adults. It goes fast but is how things are supposed to happen. They are born, go to school, learn to drive and then move away to start their own life filled with all the lessons and love you shared with them.
What isn't supposed to be is our child experiencing a medical or financial emergency while we are hours away. Unfortunately, life happens. Appendix get inflamed, bones break and accidents happen.
Most of us are unaware that once your child reaches the age of 18, you are no longer authorized to make medical or financial decisions for them. That means when your son or daughter is in the hospital you many need to go to court to be appointed to act on their behalf. That wastes precious time and energy that should be spent with your child.
Fortunately, there is a way to avoid this frustrating reality. By taking 30 minutes to put a Durable Power of Attorney (financial decisions) and an Advanced Medical Directive/HIPAA (medical decisions) in place, you can step in on behalf of your child when they are not able to do it themselves.
We certainly put these documents in place with our daughter. We hope that we never have to use them but wanted to be prepared in case she really needs us.
We would love to help you make sure you are prepared for the new adventure ahead. Our College Bound Power of Attorney Pack includes all documents and all required Notary services for just $99.
Call us at 916-903-3717 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time. We are available nights and weekends to accommodate your schedule.