Power of Attorney for Your College Student
Spring Break Fact Sheet:
• Your washing machine is running a marathon
• Your fridge is empty even though you just grocery shopped
• Your wallet seems abnormally light
• Your college age student is growing up too fast

By now you should know or if you don't know once a child turns 18, you can no longer make decisions or respond to inquiries on his or her behalf. You cannot review grades without your son or daughters consent, you cannot take care of renewing their passport for an upcoming semester abroad, or manage their bank accounts. Here are some questions to think about over spring break.

*What happens when legal issues arise at home, like a jury notification, and your child is away at school and can't address them? 

* What happens if your child is injured in a car accident at school, who can make medical decisions?

If you do not have a power of attorney, poa, you are not able to make financial or medical decisions for your child. A power of attorney can allow you to make financial or medical decisions for your child. A power of attorney is a simple way to make sure you have the ability to access or make decisions for your child while they are at college.

Read more information about the importance of a power of attorney and why spring break is the perfect opportunity to check this off your To Do list.

Click here to read our article It's Time To Start or To Return To College - Did Your Son or Daughter Leave You With A Power of Attorney?


David M. Frees, III
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