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star Age of Majority

Age of majority is a legal definition that means that a person is legally an adult, and responsible for the majority of his or her actions. In Georgia, the age of majority is 18.

Find the Age of Majority by State.

 

starRegistering for the Draft

All male U.S. citizens, and male aliens living in the U.S., who are ages 18 through 25, are required to register with Selective Service. Since there is no draft currently in effect, and men are not being classified for service, men with disabilities, clergymen, and men who believe themselves to be conscientiously opposed to war must also register.

Register for the Draft Online.

 

 starGuardianship

Guardianship is when a court appoints a person (a guardian) to make certain decisions for another person (a ward). The court must determine that the ward is unable to make those decisions on their own. Guardianship can take away a person’s rights to decide to marry, make contracts, consent to medical treatment, establish a residence, and bring or defend an action in court.

Information on Guardianship and Alternatives from Georgia Probate.

Thinking about Guardianship? A Guide produced by GCDD

Watch the P2P Webinar on Guardianship and Estate Planning for Beneficiaries with Disabilities with Attorney David Pollan.

 

starABLE Act

Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act (also known as a 529A Savings Plan) allows eligible individuals with disabilities to have money set aside in savings without locsing access to Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. See more information about the ABLE Act.

 

 

  

 

 

 

starEstate Planning

Planning for the future needs of your children is different when you have a child with a disability. Families should consider how to protect their child's access to necessary government services while meeting all of their needs.

Find out more about Estate Planning for your Child with a Disability.

Special Needs Trusts -Frequently Asked Questions

Check out this Financial Planning Toolkit

Watch the P2P Webinar: Financial Planning for your Child with Special Needs - Creating a Planning Blueprint with Presenter David Glass.

Watch the P2P Webinar: Tax Preparations for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Watch the P2P Webinar: Individual Development Accounts