Decision-Making for Adult Children

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When your child turns 18, you no longer have the legal right to make decisions for them. Learn how to decide on the best way to help them, including applying for legal permission to make decisions for them. We’ll walk you through your options and the legal process.

This Guide will help you:

  • Assess how well your child can make their own decisions as they enter adulthood

  • Explore ways to help them with decision-making

  • Learn how to apply for different levels of legal status like tutorship and interdiction (also called guardianship.)

  • Connect with organizations that can support you in this process