Have you considered who will attend to your property, assets and welfare if you become mentally incapacitated and you are unable to take care of your affairs?
Most responsible people realise the need for a will to order their affairs. It is equally important to make arrangements for your affairs to be managed, if by accident, illness or the ageing process, you become incapable of doing so.
In the absence of proper arrangements those left to deal with the administration of the personal affairs of an incapacitated relative face a distressing task often more difficult than dealing with the affairs of someone who dies without a will.
An Enduring Power of Attorney (“EPA”) can significantly assist in the tragic circumstances of incapacity. It will not lessen the pain and grief of the event but it does allow for the orderly administration of the incapacitated person’s affairs.
If you do not make the choice while you can, then someone else will have to, when you cannot.
A Guide To Enduring Power of Attorney