Case Study: Young Adult Dependent Program

Published: July 22, 2021

After her son graduated high school and before he left for college, Beth began to worry about things, as all mothers do. What would happen if her son, Sean, had an accident while away at school? What if he came down with an illness that required hospitalization? How would she and her husband be able to speak for him, now that he was legally an adult if he were unable to speak for himself? These are very common concerns for any parent and after some slight prodding, she finally convinced Sean to speak to the team at Scott Bloom Law in order to utilize our Young Adult Dependent Program. 

Luckily, Sean was receptive and responsible and came to us understanding the importance of giving his parents certain rights in the case he was incapacitated. While very few young adults at his age like to think in these terms, Sean understood the importance of granting his parents certain powers that would allow them to make decisions with his best interests at heart. We sat down with Sean and educated him on the various options available to him. We described the importance of having the proper legal documents in place that would allow his parents the power to get all relevant information from medical professionals in the case he was incapacitated. Besides the medical benefits of this, Sean understood that there could be long-term financial burdens placed upon him if he were to be hospitalized for an extended period of time. Having his loving parents looking out for him could help lessen these burdens. In the end, we were able to draft all of the relevant paperwork needed and Sean was able to set off into the next chapter of his life with the knowledge that were something to happen to him, those who loved him most had the ability to speak for him. Needless to say, his parents were both relieved that these precautions were put into place.

The team at Scott Bloom Law is pleased to introduce our Young Adult Dependent Program, specifically developed to help you as you enter legal adulthood. Being prepared for any crises that may arise as you enter adulthood allows for peace of mind for you and your family. Having the proper paperwork in place now can help you avoid undue stress in the future should an unexpected crisis arise. Contact the team at Scott Bloom Law to schedule a free consultation and to find out how we can help you make the most of your independence.

CLIENT Testimonial

Dear Scott - Thank you for a job well done. I've settled the estate with my siblings. I also remitted my executor's fee to the children of my deceased sister. Thanks again for all you do!
- Estate of Fay B., Cranbury, New Jersey

JOIN Our Newsletter

Schedule Your Free Consultation

At Scott Bloom Law, we strive to provide excellent client service and will contact you as soon as possible. Send us an email, or call us to speak to someone directly.

CLIENT Testimonial

Scott Bloom Law Estate Planning Diagram

Sometimes after a loved one passes away, the family learns of things they were unaware of while the loved one was living. This was the case for one of our clients, Sam, after his father Tom Jr. passed away. Sam was always under the impression that the home he had grown up in, and that his father had lived in until his death, was owned by Tom Jr. To say it came as a surprise that it was indeed Sam’s grandfather, Tom Sr., who was the actual owner of the home, is an understatement. 

Apparently, when Tom Sr. had passed away nearly 40 years ago, there was no proper estate plan established. Now, Sam would need to open his grandfather’s estate, resolve tax issues that were never addressed, and then go through the legal process to make the home a part of his father’s estate. At first, Sam believed that the entire process would be easy enough for him to handle on his own. However, after digging a little deeper, he quickly realized he would need the help of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney.

Sam reached out to Scott Bloom Law and we developed a game plan for moving forward. We began by probating Tom Jr.’s will and, after some time, we were able to settle the estates of both Tom Sr. and Tom Jr. While it was no fault of Sam, this is a great example of the importance of having an Estate Plan in place. No one wants to leave their families in precarious situations after they pass. The long-term purpose of setting up an Estate Plan today is to preserve as much of your wealth as possible for the intended beneficiaries and retaining a capable attorney can help ensure all of your wishes are met.

At Scott Bloom Law, we are a team of advocates who care, always fighting for what’s best for our clients and their families. With knowledge, experience, and compassion, we strive to find solutions that make the aging process as emotionally and financially easy as possible. Visit us at or call 215-364-1111, to talk to find out more.

- Case Study: Estate Administration

JOIN Our Newsletter