Why Your College-Aged Child Needs a Durable Power of Attorney

Web Admin - Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Illinois wills and trusts attorneysParents spend nearly two decades raising their children into adults, but so few are ready to face the truth when adulthood arrives: a child, once cared for and protected by the parent, is now a legal adult. They have all the rights that the parent does, and that includes a right to privacy. Thus, like all other adults, college-aged children need a durable power of attorney. Learn more about the reasons why, and discover how an experienced estate planning lawyer can help you and your adult child get started. 

Privacy Laws and Your Adult Child 

The right to privacy as an American adult is Constitutionally protected, but there are also several federal laws that address what information should be considered private, and under what circumstances they can be released. For example, one’s financial information and health information are both protected by law. However, a family member may gain access if they are listed as the person’s durable power of attorney. In emergency situations, having this document in place could mean the difference between treatment and non-treatment – and possibly even life or death. As such, every adult should have health proxy and durable power of attorney. 

Durable Powers of Attorney for College Students 

While married people often have a sort of built-in sort of proxy (their spouse), and the decision-making power of a minor automatically goes to a parent or legal guardian, single persons and those in non-marital relationships may be at serious risk if they should ever become incapacitated. Parents are often the most logical choice, but college adults can choose anyone they like. However, parents may want to ensure their student understands the amount of weight a power of attorney may be asked to carry (life and death decisions, critical financial information, etc.). Furthermore, college students are encouraged to name a second power of attorney, just in case the first is either unable or unwilling to serve. 

Contact Our Rolling Meadows Wills and Trusts Lawyers 

The holidays are fast-approaching and many parents heading out for family days with their college-aged children, and that makes now the perfect time to initiate a durable power of attorney for your student. Contact Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apiecalla, LLC to get started. We can have forms, information, and details prepared so that you can have them sign during the visit. Schedule a personalized consultation with our Rolling Meadows wills and trusts lawyer to get started. Call 847-934-6000 today. 

About the Author: Attorney Jay Andrew is a founding partner of Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC. He is a graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law and has been practicing in estate planning, probate, trust administration, real estate law, residential/ commercial leasing, contracts, and civil litigation. Since 2005, Jay has been a Chair of the Mock Trial Committee for the Annual Northwest Suburban Bar Association High School Mock Trial Invitation which serves over 240 local Illinois students each year.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/deborahljacobs/2014/08/15/two-documents-every-18-year-old-should-sign/#773c9b306e33

Recent Posts


Des Plaines personal injury lawyers caregiver bike accident civil litigation attorney texting and driving life insurance life insurance lawyer Palatine corporate law attorneys privacy laws Illinois medical malpractice attorney insurance agent negligence fatal car accidents holiday statistics icy parking lots breathalyzer test Des Plaines real estate lawyer real estate closing Arlington Heights Traffic Lawyer Palatine employment attorney cell phone tower data suspended license elder abuse Illinois work unions POA compensatory time Palatine construction attorney traumatic brain injuries Inverness elder law lawyer income distribution deducation real estate lawyer fiduciary rule criminal Schaumburg estate attorney child safety digital information Chicago will attorney, social media platforms, Illinois estate planning lawyer, Buffalo Grove personal injury lawyer murder Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers, insurance dispute Illinois registered agent Illinois rollover accident lawyers controlled substance Illinois employee rights attorney. medical malpractice claims Rolling Meadows probate lawyer Rolling Meadows estate planning attorney traffic violations DUI penalities Mount Prospect elder law attorney Palatine workers compensation lawyer Schaumburg drug defense lawyer employment contract corporate law insurance dispute attorney Crystal Lake accident attorney IRELA GM ignition switches Rolling Meadows real estate attorney denied insurance claim Crystal Lake medical malpractice lawyer license suspension Illinois medical malpractice claim accidental death benefits foreclosed rental property Buffalo Grove probate lawyer Barrington personal injury lawyer creditors agent Inverness probate lawyer overtime pay workers compensation benefits Long Grove estate planning attorneys trauma after an accident Home Remodeling Repair Act Inverness accident lawyer Illinois trucking safety ken apicella Des Plaines criminal attorney pedestrian injuries, pedestrian fatality gift tax exemption, estate planning, estate planning strategies, Illinois estate planning, South Barrington estate planning attorneys Rolling Meadows employment law attorney natural gas automated cars South Barrington real estate lawyer natural gas explosion Illinois wills and trusts attorneys owner responsibility power of attorney speeding Illinois bicycle safety license revocation living trust personal injury claims Transfer on Death Instrument employment law guardianship attorney Illinois workers compensation lawyer real estate contract IRA trust transfer Rolling Meadows criminal attorney Attorney Ken Apicella investment property caretaker rights distracted driving accident victims traffic violations defense Rolling Meadows traffic attorney drugs Crystal Lake employment lawyer Deer Park traffic lawyer IRA benefits Crystal Lake law firm Palatine estate planning lawyer Buffalo Grove law firm Illinois business law atorneys surgical mistakes advance healthcare directive Arlington Heights car crash attorneys bad faith insurance claims Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorneys Employment Discrimination Law Illinois business lawyer insurance denials Rolling Meadows insurance lawyer living trust benefits severance agreements murder defense Arlington Heights pedestrian accidents traffic offenses Riverwoods estate planning lawyer Thanksgiving car accident Illinois workplace discrimination attorney insurance claim denials Illinois wills and trusts Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyer personal injury lawyer Barrington injury attorney institutional trustee jet ski accidents breach of contract Illinois traffic accident lawyer insurance claim dispute insurance claims Self-Directed IRA Accounts Super Mario federal crimes marijuana crimes attorney license Arlington Heights tax lawyer Chicago biking tips probate rumble strips Buffalo Grove criminal defense lawyer employment contract, employment law, employment at-will, Deer Park employment law attorneys, contract, Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyers Illinois pet lawyer Schaumburg construction accident lawyer minimum wage wrongful termination, employment law, whistleblower protections, Illinois employment laws, discrimination in the workplace Schaumburg wrongful death attorney employee misclassification Crystal Lake insurance lawyer clemency involuntary manslaughter Illinois estate planning attorney Kenilworth estate planning attorney Des Plaines civil attorney Landlord Tenant Ordinance Illinois traffic attorneys Jay Andrew estate planning trusts Colin H. Gilbert personal injury attorney spinal cord injury Illinois employment laws FMLA probate fees pizza emoji estate plan Chicago insurance claim attorneys estate planning lawyer civil litigation insurance dispute, insurance dispute lawyers, insurance claim denial, insurance claim delays, Rolling Meadows insurance dispute attorneys Des Plaines personal injury attorney trust payments in terrorem provision ACA Arlington Heights traffic attorney Chicago lawyer car crash injuries Crystal Lake injury attorney Rolling Meadows litigation lawyer Des Plaines pet law attorney probate lawyer Schaumburg estate planning attorney drug crimes lawyer Illinois job attorney first degree murder employment attorney installment contracts Rolling Meadows Attorney meal breaks Palatine criminal defense lawyer Crystal Lake employment law attorney Rolling Meadows boating crash lawyer forming a corporation in Illinois employee discrimination Inverness real estate attorney TBI medical malpractice compensation Des Plaines medical malpractice attorney preventable medical errors Illinois mortgages Long Grove real estate lawyer Palatine elder law attorney CAM wills and trusts car accident lawyer Barrington Illinois estate planning lawyer Arlington Heights car accident lawyer food poisoning traffic deaths blended families Illinois traffic ticket lawyer Rolling Meadows car accident lawyers Barrington Traffic Lawyer Illinois attorney unfunded trust Schaumburg employment attorney expungement Rolling Meadows Traffic Lawyer startup company motorcycle accident Illinois workplace lawyer Barrington boating accident attorney Illinois law uninsured motorist Des Plaines collections attorney Rolling Meadows tax attorney hit and run accident senior citizens traffic crimes medical malpractice, missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, medical mistake, Deer Creek medical malpractice lawyers Chicago employment lawyer Illinois insurance attorney underfunded trust swimming pools Schaumburg corporate attorney appealing an insurance claim living trust vs will Family Medical Leave Act Barrington attorney boating accidents Exclusions Schaumburg personal injury lawyers Barrington criminal defense lawyer Rolling Meadows Palatine corporate attorney Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorney insurance claim Illinois speeding lawyer modern family estate planning Illinois employment lawyer mortgage denial of life insurance bicycle dooring accidents BAC Kenilworth estate planning attorneys Palatine probate lawyer Chicago estate planning lawyer cell phone accidents condo Illinois Human Rights Act Illinois personal injury lawyers estate planning, death tax, succession plans, business estate plans, Barrington estate planning lawyers insurance claim denial Mt Prospect Attorney taxes eluding a police officer Crystal Lake employment attorney premises liability Illinois personal injury lawyer liens special needs trust Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act Barrington civil litigation attorney dealing with problem employees criminal record Illinois collections attorney Crystal Lake car accident lawyer filing a medical malpractice claim Schaumburg personal injury lawyer Rolling Meadows drug defense attorney Schaumburg medical malpractice lawyer cell phone small business Illinois insurance lawyer traffic laws Deer Park medical malpractice attorney Illinois motorcycle accident lawyer personal injury claim Arlington Heights accident attorney Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyer Schaumburg criminal attorney loopholes Palatine personal injury lawyer revenge porn sole proprietorship Rolling Meadows employment attorney sexual images personal injury law firm medical malpractice wrongful termination Inverness DUI lawyer Des Plaines insurance attorney jet ski Des Plaines tax law firm Crystal Lake personal injury lawyer construction accidents probate process brain injury Chicago insurance law firm homestead rights Illinois employment attorneys healthcare workplace sexual harassment Chicago employment attorney Crystal Lake personal injury attorney drug possession underage DUI Illinois LLC creation estate attorney unauthorized overtime Palatine insurance lawyer Illinois lawyer Illinois real estate lawyer trustee insurance claim dispute attorney Fair Labor Standards Act products liability Buffalo Grove traffic attorney Illinois small business fiduciary rule delay Barrington criminal lawyer field sobriety test real estate leasing Joliet general practice lawyers insurance negligence Crystal Lake estate planning lawyer boating under the influence Deer Park DUI lawyer independent contractor Fourth of July Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act ObamaCare slip and fall accidents foreclosure Illinois tax attorney capital gains tax drug crime Inverness corporate attorney product liability estate planning, digital assets, Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Illinois digital assets, Illinois estate planning, Crystal Lake pedestrian accident lawyer Illinois employment law attorneys denied insurance claims South Barrington real estate attorney traffic tickets Long Grove wills and trusts attorneys Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission auto accidents insurance adjusters rest breaks Illinois employment law firm real estate Rolling Meadows insurance attorney privacy elder law Schaumburg car accident attorney business litigation Chicago car accident lawyer hiring employees employee rights Illinois probate lawyer nursing home negligence defective products Des Plaines motorcycle accident attorney insurance denial appeals residential real estate real estate attorney Barrington estate planning lawyer Illinois insurance claims lawyers Illinois DUI attorney blood alcohol content Mount Prospect real estate lawyer Barrington employment law attorney unpaid assessment Arlington Heights TBI attorney Inverness civil lawyer Crystal Lake criminal defense attorney drunk driving statistics Long Grove real estate attorney estate planning attorney truck collisions vacation home fines changes to mortgage law Chicago estate planning crossover accidents pedestrian accidents Inverness personal injury attorney Palatine drug lawyer Illinois Probate Act of 1975 BUI Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act Illinois personal injury attorney Illinois medical malpractice case probate claims personal injury accidents contracts Illinois home inspection Illinois pedestrian accident attorney Long Grove estate planning attorney pay when paid contract Arlington Heights personal injury lawyer Affordable Care Act vacation home overtime violations Arlington Heights real estate lawyer Class A misdemeanor Deer Park personal injury lawyer construction accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys, workers' compensation Home Sale Contingencies Palatine traffic lawyer unpaid overtime Deer Park accident attorney subcontractor Illinois will lawyer pedestrian accident Arlington Heights personal injury attorney Palatine trusts lawyer Illinois trusts attorney Arlington Heights Attorney Deer Park real estate law firm license reinstatement health insurance dispute landlord tenant law irrevocable trust Des Plaines Traffic Lawyer digital assets Schaumburg traffic lawyer marijuana Illinois Transfer on Death Instrument car crash Palatine Attorney low-ball insurance settlement attorney fees commercial real estate workers compensation Rolling Meadows marijuana attorney Illinois workers compensation attorney Kenilworth estate planning lawyer loss of consortium Arlington Heights employment law attorneys Illinois boating accident lawyer Inverness estate planning lawyer Deer Park traffic accident attorney Arlington Heights injury attorney criminal law Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers Crystal lake insurance dispute attorney Mount Prospect wills and trusts lawyers Crystal Lake traffic attorney Illinois insurance claim attorney Retaliatory Discharge boating DUI estate planning for college students rollover accidents power of attorney for healthcare DGAA right to work drug crimes Deer Park employment law attorney llinois Real Estate Lawyers Association Buffalo Grove car accident lawyer Chicago will attorney Rolling Meadows personal injury attorney deed transfer Detainer Actions Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyers Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyers Des Plaines DUI attorney internet Illinois estate planning anesthesia errors Illinois injury lawyer Des Plaines accident attorney hands free device workers comp Policy Cancellation condo association Palatine punch death Barrington personal injury attorney dram shop law consent to a search no contest clauses Palatine business attorney job lawyers reckless homicide trusts wrongful death Illinois personal injury landlord trucking accident lawyers Arlington Heights lawyer Des Plaines drug crimes lawyer social media after death college kids Schaumburg criminal law attorney Inverness injury lawyer home inspection lawyer gift taxes School Visitation Rights Act Barrington litigation attorney Inverness traffic law firm DUI living wills Des Plaines claims law firm Barrington medical malpractice lawyers Rolling Meadows accident lawyer Forcible Entry medical research Des Plaines personal injury lawyer financial advisors Palatine traffic accidents Illinois criminal defense attorney Schaumburg life insurance policy medical marijuana comp time Des Plaines real estate attorney digital media accounts, estate planning, Arlington Heights estate planning attorney, Illinois construction accident attorney distracted driving accidents BAIID Deer Park motorcycle accident lawyer criminal defense Liquor Control Act LLCs Illinois Sales Representative Act Chicago trucking accident attorney golf accidents Crystal Lake civil litigation lawyer Crystal Lake car accident attorney life insurance claims Arlington Heights criminal lawyer employment law, meal breaks, rest breaks, hotel employees, Des Plaines employment law attorneys federal regulations for LLCs Arlington Heights estate planning attorney Des Plaines injury law firm Illinois real estate insurance attorney Buffalo Grove medical malpractice lawyers trench injuries liability claims motorcycle accident lawyer digital evidence FSLA insurance disputes, Illinois insurance disputes, Illinois insurance dispute attorneys, denied insurance claims, Arlington Heights insurance dispute attorneys Buffalo Grove employment lawyer DUI defense driving comparative negligence Rolling Meadows medical malpractice lawyers Arlington Heights trucking lawyer Barrington employment law firm Long Grove estate planning personal injury Illinois employment law attorney pedestrian-automobile accident car accident lawyers Crystal Lake business law attorneys Rolling Meadows business lawyer Crystal Lake tax lawyer Illinois defective products attorney employment law, Illinois employment laws medication errors dog bites Palatine civil attorney car collision Rolling Meadows DUI lawyer employees Des Plaines Illinois driving without license rent to own real estate contracts mass shooting Illinois medical malpractice lawyers back injuries Schaumburg elder law lawyer Deer Park criminal attorney Buffalo Grove traffic lawyers underinsured motorist Illinois traffic attorney head on collisions Buffalo Grove personal injury attorney Barrington drug crime attorney dynasty trusts real estate attorneys Buffalo Grove corporate attorney Arlington Heights insurance attorney problem employees insurance disputes traffic accidents Palatine civil litigation lawyer defective products lawyer new real estate form Crystal Lake medical malpractice attorneys Illinois Smoke Detector Act Barrington real estate lawyer Do Not Resuscitate operating agreements wills Palatine employment lawyer sexual harassment employment lawyer Colin Gilbert Legal Info Buffalo Grove insurance claim dispute lawyers Rolling Meadows criminal lawyer Arlington Heights employment attorney commercial leases Buffalo Grove injury lawyer Barrington employment attorney DNR Rolling Meadows employment law attorneys DMV insurance dispute Palatine employment law lawyer Illinois car accident attorney trucking accidents Illinois insurance disputes Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyer traumatic brain injury estate tax Illinois red light cameras pain and suffering Illinois insurance dispute lawyers Crystal Lake pet attorney Illinois estate planning law firm car accidents Crystal Lake bike accident lawyer Chicago attorney pet law murder charges Inverness insurance attorney fault based insurance Crystal Lake traffic lawyer whistleblower protections spinal cord injuries estate planning insurance agents tax attorney bicycle accidents Barrington business law firm Schaumburg injury lawyer Schaumburg personal injury attorney Illinois corporate lawyer Whistleblower Claims civil rights violation Illinois living will IRS Barrington workers compensation attorney Illinois traffic laws Chicago traffic lawyer Illinois jet ski accident lawyer manufacturing Arlington Heights medical malpractice lawyer deadly crashes Rolling Meadows traffic law firm healthcare claims Illinois civil litigation lawyer Schaumburg insurance lawyers rollover car crashes Buffalo Grove real estate attorney Illinois wrongful termination lawyer pet bites personal injury, auto accident injuries, delayed injuries, serious injuries, Des Plaines personal injury attorneys slip and fall Inverness real estate lawyer DUI attorney drunk driving Illinois employment law Crystal Lake medical malpractice law firm Des Plaines drug lawyer Schaumburg civil litigation attorney liability insurance claim delay Palatine real estate lawyer Rolling Meadows corporate lawyer preventing accidents commercial leasing Schaumburg real estate lawyer real estate zoning probate claims process Crystal Lake will lawyer Deer Park workers compensation lawyer Palatine law firm Schaumburg probate attorney Illinois elder law attorney Schaumburg employment law attorneys construction contracts Barrington estate planning attorney PTSD car crashes Schaumburg estate planning lawyer digital assets, digital fiduciary, estate planning, digital content, Long Grove estate planning lawyers paid sick leave wage theft texting while driving Schaumburg Attorney pregnant women disability benefits Palatine injury attorney Chicago corporate attorney