The legal realities of having a student who turns 18 and becomes an adult
Dear parents with a child graduating high school are you ready for what is next? Graduation parties, senior trips, travel and college! Dawn Schluter and Gerry Gleeson of Miller Canfield's join Murray Feldman on Fox 2's Money Monday.
Play the video to get some insight on the following topics:
•The legal realities of having a student who turns 18 and becomes an adult •How becoming 18 affects medical care, treatment decisions, privacy laws •The legal responsibilities of parents for the actions of their teen and any damages resulting from their actions •The difference of a student being treated as a minor or as an adult in the eyes of the law, and what determines that classification •The responsibilities of a parent hosting a party with minors attending, including the legal and financial consequences of permitting underage drinking
Your Child is 18 – Now What?
• Durable Power of Attorney for Medical Care Decisions • Medical Authorization and Waiver • Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Decisions • Will
• Can remain on health insurance plan until 26th birthday. • Discuss your estate plan and personal wishes and those of your adult child. • Michigan considers age 17 as an adult in criminal law. • Young adults need to know the penalties involved (especially drugs and alcohol). • Young adults often do not know the extent of their rights.