As you create an estate plan, it's only natural to spend most your time on your will or trust. This goes a long way in ensuring that the right people receive your assets upon your death.
Medical issues arise every day. Some of them, like allergies, are recurring and predictable. Others, like motor vehicle crashes, sudden falls or heart attacks, are sudden and unpredictable. Those unpredictable medical events can leave your loved ones in a tough situation, unless someone received medical power of attorney. It can seem morbid to consider or like you're handing over control to someone else, but taking the time to appoint someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf is a wise choice. It gives you peace of mind to know that you'll be taken care of properly in case of any medical issues.