Whether your young adult is headed off to college, starting a full-time job, joining the military, or taking some time off to figure out what the future holds, it will be the beginning of a new journey filled with different responsibilities, freedoms, and experiences. It’s understandable that, as a loving, caring parent, you believe you still need to control some aspects of your child’s life. But legally, after your child’s 18th birthday, you have no say over his or her financial (or medical) matters – even if you’re footing the bills. A durable power of attorney can help bridge their path to adulthood.
Brynne BrownJ.D., LL.M., M.B.A.
Brynne is trust counsel for Commerce Trust Company. Brynne is responsible for the oversight of issues involving the risk and liability arising from fiduciary activities of Commerce Trust Company. Prior to joining Commerce Trust in 2021, Brynne practiced law with two prominent Kansas City estate planning firms. Brynne graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and the University of Missouri, Kansas City with a Master of Business Administration. She then earned her Juris Doctor and her Master of Law in Taxation from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, School of Law. Brynne has served on numerous boards of organizations within the Kansas City estate planning and tax community.