Congratulations! What a tremendous milestone you and your high school graduate have reached together. It’s an emotional time as you prepare to send your graduating senior off into the world to pursue their dreams.
While your child may always be your baby, in the eyes of the law, he or she is now an adult.
It may come as a surprise to parents and children alike that a parent needs to have the legal authority to act for their 18-year-old legal adult. If your 18-year-old is in a car wreck, contracts with an apartment complex, or goes to the infirmary with a high fever, you’ll need documentation in place to be able to take action on their behalf or have access to protected health information.
So before your new young adult leaves for college, their first job, or first apartment, make sure they have the legal documents they need.