There are two other issues that need to be addressed. They are the appointing of an Enduring Guardian and giving someone your Power of Attorney.

A Power of Attorney is as important for life planning as making a Will. It enables you to appoint someone whom you would prefer to manage your financial and business interests. The Power can be activated immediately or at a time when you can no longer do this for yourself. It is easy to think that this may only become necessary when you are elderly, but unfortunately a car accident or illness could render you unable to manage your affairs, for either a short time or permanently. Having no Power of Attorney could leave you and your family in an uncertain and untenable position.

An Enduring Guardian is someone you choose to make personal, medical or lifestyle decisions on your behalf when you are not capable of doing this for yourself.

Choosing an Attorney or a Guardian is not an easy decision because, similarly to choosing an Executor of your Will, you need to appoint people who have the time and ability to manage your affairs.