Video: Lawyer discusses importance for attorney for parents of young adults


OBODY APP AND CLICK ON MAKING A DIFFERENCE THEO: YOU DON'T WANT TO THINK ABOUT IT BUT YOUNG ADULTS WITH THEIR PARENT SHOULD CONSIDER SCOMMEAL FINANCIAL POWERS OF ATTORNEY

CHERYL JONES IS A LAWYER WITH THE LAW AND SHE IS JOINING US TO TALK ABOUT THIS SUBJECT GOOD MORNING SO 18 IS THIS CRITICAL AGE, YOU KNOW, CHILDREN ARE LEGALLY ADULTS WHERE DO WE BEGI CHERYL: ONCE THEIR CHILD REACHES 18, THEY ARE LEGALLY ADULTS AND BECAUSE OF THAT, WE ARE NOT PRIVY TO THEIR MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WE CAN NO LONGER ACT FOR THEM THEO: THEY COULD BE AWAY AT SCHOOL SOMETHING COULD HAPPEN TO THEM AND HOW DO WE GET THAT INFORMATION? CHERYL: ABSOLUTELY

WE ALL SIGN HIPAA FORMS EVERY TIME WE GO TO DOCTORS TO PREVENT MEDICAL INFORMATION FROM BEING RELEASED WITH OUR CHILDREN, WITHOUT A VALID ADVANCED HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE AND FINANCIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY, WE CAN'T ACT FOR THEM AND IF YOUR CHILD IS AWAY AND IS IN AN ACCIDENT, YOU NEED HAVE LEGAL CAPACITY TO DO THAT THEO: YEAH, YOU DO WHAT KINDS OF THINGS SHOULD THE POWER OF ATTORNEY BE COVERING? CHERYL: IT MAKES FINANCIAL DECISIONS FOR THEM AMOUNT HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE LETS YOUR CHILD DESIGNATE SOMEONE TO ASSESS THEIR MEDICALLY PROTECTED INFORMATION AND MAKE HEALTH CARE DECISIONS FOR THEM

THEO: AND IT'S A LOT OF DOCUMENTS THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FILL OUT OR THESE POWERS OF ATTORNEYS WILL HAVE TO FILL OUT DO YOU ADVISE PARENTS TO ATTEMPT TO DO THEM ON THEIR OWN? CHERYL: NO BECAUSE THESE DOCUMENTS ARE SO IMPORTANT YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE THEY COMPLY WITH THE LAW AND THEY'RE VALID IN WHATEVER STATE YOUR CHILD IS GOING TO BE IN AND IT'S BEST — WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU MEET AND TRUST IN THE STATE'S ATTORNEY THEO: HOW SHOULD WE GET STARTED? THESE COULD BE DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS TO HAVE NO ONE WANTS TO THINK ABOUT A MEDICAL SITUATION OR DEATH

CHERYL: WHEN YOUR CHILD TURNS 18, REACH OUT, MAKE A CONTACT WITH THE TRUST IN THE STATE'S OVERNIGHT WHILE THEY'RE HOME FOR COLLEGE, GREAT OPPORTUNITY WHEN THEY ARE HOME ON BREAK TO MEET WITH THE ATTORNEY GET THE DOCUMENTS SIGNED AND WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU SAVE THEM IN A SAFE PLACE, SCAN THEM AND HAVE THEM ACCESSIBLE ON YOUR PHONE BECAUSE EVERYBODY'S GOT A SMARTPHONE AND THEY'RE THERE IF YOU NEED THEM IN EMERGENCY, THEO: YES ANY LAST PIECES OF ADVICE? CHERYL: WHEN YOUR CHILD SIGNS THESE DOCUMENTS THROUGH THE

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