College Protection Plan

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We develop a personalized College Protection Plan as well as wills, trusts, powers of attorney and estate plans to meet your individual needs and goals. We will help you develop the plan that best protects your assets and your family’s future; while maintaining family privacy and keeping control of your wishes.

Protecting your Family and your Future

Jakob Legal - College Protection Plan

Make Sure You Can Be a Parent to Your College-Aged Child in an Emergency.

Preparing to send your son or daughter to college is one of the most exciting, and nerve-wrecking times for a parent!

You’ll worry whether they will eat properly, study imagesenough, and get enough sleep. While we can’t help with these everyday concerns, our College Protection Plan can help with one of the big ones: making sure you are prepared if your son or daughter has a medical emergency while away at school.

What is Included in the College Protection Plan?

Our College Protection Plan includes:

  1. The documents your family needs now that your child is an adult.
  2. Easy access to those documents so doctors have that information instantly.
  3. An alert to you when that information is accessed so you know right away.

1.- The Documents of the College Protection Plan

The rules change completely once your child turns 18. They may still be financially dependent on you, but they’re an adult in the eyes of the law. You may have read about this issue in Forbes Magazine a few years ago in an article titled Two Documents Every 18-Year-Old Should Sign. The two documents that are part of the College Protection Plan, are a Durable Power of Attorney and a Health Care Surrogacy that contains a HIPAA Release.

A. HIPAA Release

One of the laws that now affects your child is called HIPAA. This is a federal law that protects the privacy of patients. While that’s usually a good thing, it could be disastrous for you and your family if your child is hospitalized while at school. That’s because in this situation, “protecting” your child’s privacy actually means preventing their doctor from sharing information with you.

Once your child turns 18, it is illegal for a doctor to discuss their medical conditions with you—even during a life-threatening emergency. Even if you’re still paying the bills. Avoid this with our College Protection Plan.

B. Durable Power of Attorney

A Durable Power of Attorney (“POA” for short) enables parents to access and manage their child’s finances. The Durable POA, as part of the college protection plan, can be useful in many situations. If, for example, you child has a car accident or falls ill, or attends a semester abroad, he or she will be left without the ability to make financial decisions. If bank accounts, a car, a rental agreement, lease or other assets are titled in the name of the student, the POA avoids the expensive and drawn-out court process of having to be appointed guardian by the court for your own child.

The POA can be useful as it allows parents to act on a child’s behalf on all financial matters or set limits for financial circumstances. The POA also helps if your young adult has an overdrawn bank account and isn’t addressing the issue in a responsible manner.

C. Health Care Surrogate Designation

These important documents will ensure that if your child is hospitalized, you will not be left out in the dark. Your child’s doctor will be able to talk with you and you’ll be able to make decisions on what type of treatment should be provided. These documents are included in our College Protection Plan.

2.- Access to those Documents

Once your child fills out these documents, it’s very important that their doctors are able to access them during an emergency so they know they are allowed to talk to you. That’s why our College Protection Plan includes a membership in DocuBank ICE.

ICE insures that the hospital can immediately get a copy of their Health Care Proxy and HIPAA Release, so you can rest easier knowing that these important documents will be quickly accessible to hospital staff in an emergency – 24/7/365.

3.- Alert to you

DocuBank ICE includes an alert when your child’s card is used to retrieve their emergency information. The alert contains the phone number of the facility requesting the information so you can immediately call to follow up. And, since the hospital will have the HIPAA release form before you call, there should be no obstacle to you receiving the information you need.

We help clients untangle their complications and concerns and help build paths to stable futures. Assisting clients throughout South Florida, we maintain flexible appointment options and reasonable legal fees. Take a look at what previous clients have to say about us here!

Schedule a consultation at our law office to discuss your:

  • Last Will and Testament
  • Healthcare Directives
  • Designation of Health Care Surrogate
  • Health Care Advanced Directives
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • Probate Avoidance Strategies
  • Disability Protection
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Probate Estate Administration
  • Probate Summary Administration
  • Florida Trust Administration

Why Jakob Legal

Andrea is a Lawyer who is committed to providing you with personalized, creative and cost-effective Estate Planning, Wills And Trusts, Asset Protection, Probate and Elder Law Needs.

Centrally located in Davie, Florida in Broward County, we are within minutes from Cooper City, Southwest Ranches, Sunrise, Plantation, Pembroke Pines and Weston.

Also easily accessible from Hollywood, Miramar, Coconut Creek, Delray Beach and anywhere else in the Tri-County area in this South Florida vicinity.

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Lea Faso
Lea Faso
13:13 03 Jun 20
I highly recommend Andrea Jakob for your estate planning needs. I hired her to prepare my will, and it was a pleasure... to do business with her. She is extremely professional, thorough, reassuring, and was able to answer all my questions. I trust her 100% and would not hesitate to hire her again.read more
Janet Conde
Janet Conde
22:17 24 Feb 20
My husband I have been procrastinating and were anxious about finding someone to take care of our Estate Planning... needs. We were comforted to discuss our future and Andrea Jakob was able to answer all our questions and calm our fears. The entire process was seemless!!! Not only is she diligent and thorough, but she always makes time for you and will always explain everything. Working with Andrea Jakob was an absolute pleasure and we highly recommend her for your Will and Estate Planning. She is AMAZING!!!!read more
dennis
dennis
01:14 26 Jan 20
I chose Andrea Jacob to prepare our Estate Plan based on the very positive social media reviews. I must say, the... reviews were spot on!!! My wife and I found Andrea to be very knowledgeable, kind, personable and patient. She listened to our needs and came up with an estate plan that made sense for us and immediately put us at ease that we had chosen the right lawyer to guide us thru this sensitive task. Thank you, Andrea, for making such a daunting process so reassuring!!!read more
David Polyak
David Polyak
04:03 07 Jan 20
Andrea was absolutely wonderful in helping set up my parents' estate as they were going through several health issues. ... She accommodated my family as I was in town for only a few days to help my parents and she made sure that the entire estate planning process was completed. Her caring and personable attitude made this difficult time a little easier. She even spent additional time answering follow up questions over several different phone calls. I highly recommend Andrea to anyone seeking a thoughtful professional estate attorney who truly cares about the families she works with.read more
Lisa Hunt
Lisa Hunt
14:12 17 Dec 19
I highly recommend Andrea for your legal needs! Our family has used her service for over 15 years!!! She's very... personable, friendly, caring and takes the time to guide you through the process. Andrea and her legal assistant are available and in constant contact. You are able to access your records through an online secure site at any time. She makes seemingly difficult steps to estate planning easy peasy!! She's the best!read more
Norma Vesey
Norma Vesey
19:19 03 Oct 19
Andrea Jakob was great in helping us work through our health care surrogacy, will and trust. Ours was well overdue, we... hadn't done our will since our children were small and now they have their own children. She helped us think through every aspect. She listened to our ideas, gave us her opinion and recommendations and created what was best for us and our family. Andrea is smart, very knowledgeable about estate planning, she is funny and quite personable. She truly wants to do what is best for you at the time you are with her and for the future. We highly recommend her!read more
Maritza Espinal
Maritza Espinal
21:42 20 Sep 19
It has been a pleasure working with Andrea. From the very beginning, she made it comfortable and relatively easy to... talk about challenging topics such as wills, estates, and trusts. She laid out the plan in an organized and friendly manner, explaining things "at my level" so that I could understand, and I never felt rushed. Not only is she very smart and professional, she also has a warm customer service approach, taking care to offer treats such as hot tea. I recommend her highly and I look forward to our continued relationship.read more
Larry Spegele
Larry Spegele
23:51 10 Sep 19
Let me start by saying that I normally am not one to write a review. But Andrea Jakob help and expertise definitely... deserve high praise! She was so helpful in getting my wife and my wills and trust set up. Something that we really appreciated was just how down to earth she was. There was absolutely no stuffiness in her manner. In fact, after our first couple of visits, I pretty much regarded her as a very knowledgeable friend. She really knows her business and helped us feel comfortable when speaking with her. I appreciated that she was more than willing to explained something to me more than once and helped to clarify any questions I had. My wife and I are very happy and impressed with her work and dedication. We strongly recommend her to any one seeking help with setting up their wills and trusts.read more
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