BOSTON, Aug. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Gentreo, a leading digital estate planning company, announced today it launched the Gentreo College COVID Young Adult Legal Prep Kit, a new resource for parents preparing their children to go to college or heading out on their own. The plan is free with the purchase of a parent or guardian's full Gentreo membership, priced at $129 per year, and includes all the necessary estate planning documents.
Families face new levels of risk, uncertainty, and safety concerns for the fall semester. One step parents can take to protect their college-age children is to make sure they have Health Care Proxies and Powers of Attorney in place. Without legally binding estate documents in place, parents may not be able to make medical or financial decisions on behalf of their children or discuss medical care with their child's doctor.
"If a child over eighteen gets sick with COVID, parents may assume they can step in," said Renee Fry, CEO of Gentreo. "Parents' rights are limited when their child is legally an adult. Adult children are given medical privacy and financial rights which can prevent parents from getting immediate information or from making decisions. Worse, courts may be closed or delayed and travel may be limited, so it's more critical now than ever for college students to be legally prepared to head back to school."
Some universities are already requiring that students have Health Care Proxies before they come back on campus to prepare for worst-case pandemic scenarios.
The Gentreo College COVID Young Adult Legal Prep Kit includes:
Health Care Proxy (also known as a Power of Attorney for Health Care) – which includes a HIPAA release and advance directives
Power of Attorney for Finances (also known as a Power of Attorney)
Digital Family Vault to securely store and share documents and other important information
About Gentreo™:Gentreo provides easy to use, affordable estate planning solutions that stay with customers throughout their lives. Gentreo helps members create legally binding, state-specific essential estate planning documents including Health Care Proxies, Powers of Attorney, Wills, and more. Gentreo members can securely store and share these documents and other important information in the Gentreo Digital Family Vault, where documents are always accessible. Gentreo is not a law firm or a substitute for a law firm or attorney or an attorney's advice or recommendations. For more information, visit www.gentreo.com.