In light of COVID, does one going off to college need any estate planning documents?
- May 18, 2021
- David Greene
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As more colleges return to having full time students, many fear that COVID cases will greatly increase among the young. In light of that you are wise to prepare your child as much as possible. There are two primary documents she should execute. First is a Health Care Power of Attorney. The student will appoint an agent (usually a parent) to make health care decisions on his behalf pursuant to his directions contained in the HCPOA when the student is incapacitated and cannot do so. The second is a Durable Power of Attorney. This allows the agent (usually a parent) to sign documents and make decisions for the student, such as dealing with student loans or tuition problems.