In Legal Terms: Turning 18


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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 who was on our show January 26th 2021 when we talked about 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:

  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

See for privacy and opt-out information.

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