In Legal Terms
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:
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) authorization (also called a HIPAA release)
Mississippi HIPPA form:
Durable Power of Attorney (Durable POA)
Separate forms for medical and finances.
Advance Directive Form:
What you can do at 18:
- Join the Military
- Register for Selective Service
- Get a pody piercing or tattoo
- Sign a contract
What you CAN NOT do at 18:
- buy a lottery ticket
- change your name
- open a brokerage account or buy stock
- be called for jury duty