College Students/Young Adults (Part 1 - Who Needs an Estate Plan Series)

August 14, 2016

This is part one of a series of posts on why *everyone* needs an estate plan. For this post, I'll discuss college students and young adults.


Every person who is eighteen years of age should have a basic will and health care directives.  Without that, the state law dictates who will get whatever he or she has, including personal property, bank accounts, vehicles, etc.  The other major issue is health care directives.  Once your child turns 18, no health care professional has to speak to his/her parents in the event of an emergency.  Hospitals and doctor’s offices legally are not to speak to anyone who has not been authorized by the patient.  Even if the parents carry his/her insurance, it does not matter, there must be something in writing by the young adult giving that authority to his/her parents.  Further, if there were an accident and someone needs to be able to make health care decisions on behalf of that young adult, there needs to be written documentation to that effect.


Please reload

Featured Posts

Approaching Retirement (Part 4 - Who Needs an Estate Plan Series)

August 25, 2017

Please reload

Recent Posts
Please reload

Please reload

Search By Tags

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload

Disclaimer: The information on this website is offered as general information and is not to be construed as legal advice for anyone's specific circumstances. This information is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship and the viewing of this information does not create such a relationship.

  • Facebook Clean
  • Twitter Clean
  • Google+ Clean
  • LinkedIn Clean