I’m constantly reading books, articles and blog posts in the national media as well as those by colleagues of mine.  I recently ran across this terrific post by my colleague Rania Combs.   If the name sound familiar, it should.  This isn’t the first post I’ve referenced by Rania.  There was this post several months ago.

Many people think they need kids, money or age to need estate planning.  As I referenced in this post, everyone has an estate and needs estate planning – that’s why the government made one for you.  That includes college student.  That’s why Rania’s post caught my eye.  Check this Facebook post out:

That is a real Facebook post that starts off Rania’s post.  I’m not going to re-hash the whole post here because I think it is well written and you should read it in it’s entirety.  I will point out the 3 key planning documents every student needs before going back to school:

(1) Durable Power of Attorney
(2) Medical Power of Attorney / Patient Advocate Designation

(3) HIPAA Release / Authorization

Don’t let your college student’s emergency care be restricted by school policy.  Call us today at 616-827-7596 to make sure these critical documents are in place.  And if you have questions, call or email us – we’re happy to help.

Michael Lichterman is an estate planning and business planning attorney who helps families and business owners create a lasting legacy by planning for their Whole Family Wealth™.  This goes beyond merely planning for finances – it’s about who your are and what’s important to you.  He focuses on estate and asset protection planning for  the “experienced” generation, the “sandwich generation” (caring for parents and children), doctors/physicians, nurses, lawyers, dentists, professionals with minor children, family owned businesses and pet planning.  He takes the “counselor” part of attorney and counselor at law very seriously, and enjoys creating life long relationships with his clients – many of which have become great friends.