“It’s something parents overlook and we don’t think about,” Mr. Trout said. “When we send (our kids) off to college and the things that can happen after where the parent is almost helpless. You have a child turning into an adult from a legal standpoint.”
Mr. Trout explained how a Power of Attorney not only ensures parents are prepared for emergencies, but it also grants them access to important documents and their children’s grades.
As important as the document is, many parents fail to consider it in all the hustle and bustle of getting their kids moved to campus.
“When you’re faced with that rush, you may have an accident when your child is in the hospital and you have no access and have no power of attorney to make those healthcare decisions,” Mr. Trout said. “It’s just so vital.”
Cordell & Cordell recently started offering free Power of Attorney services to divorced parents to help them gain peace of mind and stay informed.
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