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Why your 18 year old needs a power of attorney.

I covered this in an earlier post, but I was just speaking to a friend this morning about it and thought I would share it again.  Click here to read why your adult child desperately needs to have a medical power of attorney.

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Rob Malin

Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up…

. . . without naming you on a medical power of attorney!

Alright.  I know.  That was bad.  However, if you keep up with my blog you will soon learn that I love bad puns.  Now that I have gotten that out-of-the-way. . .

If your adult kids (over 18) don’t do any other estate planning, they should name you as their agent under a medical power of attorney.

Click your state to find state approved forms: Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.

When your kids are minors you as their parent and natural guardian make their personal and medical decisions for them.  However, as soon as they reach adulthood they are presumed to be able to make their decisions.  Likewise, when they turn 18 (if they do not have a medical power of attorney), neither you nor anybody else can step in to make their decisions if something happens to them.

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