Attorney Dinesh Chawla seeks to help parents understand power of attorney issues

By: Chawla Legal Group
 
NEW BALTIMORE, Mich. - July 15, 2021 - PRLog -- Concerned about young adults contracting Covid-19, whose parents can no longer be involved in sharing information with the medical professionals? A local estate planning attorney is launching a new awareness campaign to help families.

Dinesh Chawla (https://www.chawlalegal.com/), an attorney based in New Baltimore, is seeking to raise awareness of the need for a medical power of attorney document that helps parents when it comes to facing medical issues involving their children aged 18 and older.

"While many people realize that children are officially adults in the eyes of the law at age 18, they may not understand that only the young adult is entitled to their medical information even when they are using their parents' medical insurance and living at home," explained Chawla.

According to Chawla, a medical power of attorney allows parents to:
  • View medical records
  • Authorize release of those records
  • Be able to make medical decisions on the patient's behalf if the patient is unable to do so
  • Be involved in their adult child's medical care

While the need for a medical power of attorney document is self-evident, Chawla points out those same parents should also have a general power of attorney to allow their participation in legal and financial situations involving adult children like:
  • Financial arrangements: college tuition, business investment, etc.
  • Legal situations like DUIs, arrests, etc.
  • Rehabilitation and special care arrangements

"Frankly, I would advise parents who want to provide their single, adult child—regardless of age --with a legal safety net, to create both medical and general power of attorney documents to provide peace of mind for those critically important situations that most of us never saw coming when our children turned 18," Chawla commented.

Besides Chawla's free counseling on power of attorney issues, he has created a series of free workshops for parents that help explain the current legal requirements and ramifications. The July workshops are scheduled for July 22 at 6 p.m. and July 28 at 5 p.m. Individuals can register for free by visiting www.chawlalegal.com/workshops.

He also encourages Michigan residents to take advantage of the firm's free 15-minute initial phone discussion as well as its free workshops that educate people about the need for customized estate planning.

About Chawla Legal Group

​Chawla Legal Group is an estate planning law practice that specializes in creating comprehensive estate plans. Its emphasis is on building a relationship with you to discover your estate planning needs and provide you with the proper solutions. Its focus is on developing strong client relationships to make sure we stay informed and keep your plan in-line with your life.  Chawla Legal Group is located in downtown New Baltimore, but virtually serves the entire state of Michigan. For more info:  https://www.chawlalegal.com/
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