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In Legal Terms: Turning 18

Anyone have a 16 to 21-year-old? Or know one? What do you need to know that you can or can’t do when you turn 18? Are you an adult? Are the parents still “in charge”?

Guest: attorney Baskin Jones https://injuredinmississippi.com/ who was on our show January 26th 2021 when we talked about Cycling and Insurance. http://inlegalterms.mpbonline.org/episodes/in-legal-terms-cycling-and-insurance


MS Code 1-3-27:

The term “minor,” when used in any statute, shall include any person, male or female, under twenty-one years of age.

The Legal Documents You May Want When Your Child Turns 18

Healthcare Proxy (also referred to as a healthcare agent or medical power of attorney, a healthcare power of attorney, or durable power of attorney for health care)

Mississippi healthcare proxy form:

https://www.nrc-pad.org/images/stories/PDFs/mississippi_hcpa.pdf

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) authorization (also called a HIPAA release)

Mississippi HIPPA form:

https://eforms.com/images/2016/10/Mississippi-HIPAA-Authorization-Form.pdf

Durable Power of Attorney (Durable POA)

 Separate forms for medical and finances.

https://eforms.com/power-of-attorney/ms/mississippi-durable-power-of-attorney/

Advance Directive Form:

https://eforms.com/power-of-attorney/ms/mississippi-advance-health-care-directive/


What you can do at 18:

  1. Vote
  2. Join the Military
  3. Register for Selective Service
  4. Get a pody piercing or tattoo
  5. Sign a contract


What you CAN NOT do at 18:

  1. buy a lottery ticket
  2. change your name
  3. open a brokerage account or buy stock
  4. be called for jury duty



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