What to Consider Before Turning 18
Rights at Age of Majority
- What does this mean?
The Age of Majority is the transfer of all of the rights and responsibilities of adulthood to the student when he/she turns 18. This includes the right to vote, register for the armed services, and be capable of and responsible for handling his/her own affairs and any legal obligations created by his/her actions.
- What if I have questions about my student’s ability to manage his/her own affairs because of a mental disability?
There are several options to help you assist your student in managing his/her affairs while still allowing for individual decisions about his/her life. The website below answers frequently asked questions ranging from guardianship to many less restrictive options. http://www.disabilityrightsohio.org/faq-guardianship
For more information, contact a Mercer County Board of DD Services Support Administrator at: 419-586-2369
Further Information from the Ohio State Bar Association:
Living Wills and Health Care Powers of Attorney