Your end of life plan will include legal documents that appoint individuals who will protect your interests and help you carry out your wishes. Whom you choose will depend on your personal circumstances and preferences. You may find that choosing the same person to fulfill multiple roles works best.
Legal Team Members
It’s important to appoint one or more persons you trust to legally care for dependents, manage your medical and financial matters if you become unable and to ensure that your final wishes are carried out after you pass away.
Consider appointing these people to manage legal matters if you become unable:
Healthcare Proxy (HP) or Medical Power of Attorney (MPOA)
An HP or MPOA gives legal power to the person you appoint to make your healthcare or medical decisions
Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) or Financial Power of Attorney (FPOA)
A DPOA or FPOA gives legal power to the person you appoint to act on your financial matters
Legal Guardian for Dependent Children or Adults
A legal guardian is a person you appoint to take legal responsibility for the personal and property interests of your dependents
Your attorney can advise you or your representatives on end of life legal matters
An executor gives legal power to the person you appoint to carry out your final wishes for your physical estate in your will after you pass away
Read the full article on who should be or your end of life team here.