I recently received a call from a client who has a daughter attending college on the Mainland. Her daughter had been in a ski-
This situation is all too common. Once your child reaches age 18, you are no longer entitled to see your child’s medical and financial records or make decisions on their behalf. Therefore, it is important for young adults to appoint trusted individuals to make medical and financial decisions in the event they are unable to do so.
An Advance Health Care Directive gives you the ability to act on your child’s behalf with regard to medical decision-
A General Durable Power of Attorney gives you legal authority to act on your child’s behalf regarding financial matters, regardless of whether they are able to make decisions on their own or not. It may be used in matters of both emergency and convenience.
Stephen B. Yim, Attorney at Law
2054 S. Beretania St., Honolulu
808-524-0251 | www.stephenyimestateplanning.com