A closer look When Your Child Becomes a Legal Adult

Benjamin H. Pruett

Apr 07, 2021
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  • In most states, children become legal adults when they turn 18. This overnight shift in legal status brings significant changes for both parents and children. 
  • Parents’ legal authority over their children will be significantly curtailed, including their ability to access their children’s financial, medical, and educational information. Their 18-year-old children, on the other hand, will suddenly find themselves with a host of new rights and obligations. 
  • For both parents and their children, it can be helpful to devote some time to thinking through these major changes. In this A Closer Look, we explore the most frequent issues and considerations related to this transition.
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