If your child will need help making decisions as an adult, you should start thinking about shared decision-making options for adult children.
Once your child turns 18, you no longer have the right to make decisions for them unless you go through a process to get official permission.
What is Shared Decision-Making?
It's a process where the court appoints someone to make legal decisions for your child. Usually this is a parent.
There are different levels of shared decision-making depending on what kind of decisions your adult child needs help with.
You will have to fill out forms and file them with the court. Most families need to get some help from a lawyer. (If you have low income, you can get help paying for the lawyer.)
To learn more about these options, see the Exceptional Lives Decision-Making for Adult Children Guide.