Getting started on your estate plan may have you thinking about how you want your property distributed after death, how your family will get on without you and numerous other aspects that could relate to your demise. However, when creating this type of plan, you may want to remember that it can also prove useful before your death, especially in the event that you become incapacitated.
Incapacitation could happen for a number of reasons. Some causes include mental deterioration, severe illness or serious injuries resulting from an accident. Though most people think of elderly individuals needing round-the-clock care, you could find yourself in this predicament at any age. As a result, you may want to consider appointing a trusted individual to act on your behalf before the need arises.