A will allows you to direct what happens to your property, assets, and minor children when you die. You can leave your property to the people or organizations of your choice. It also can name a guardian for your minor child or children if you become unable to care for him or her as well as name someone to manage the property left to minor children. You can also name an executor- the person who will make sure the terms of your will are carried out as you intended.
Power of Attorney
A power of attorney allows you to choose a person to handle your property, financial, personal, and health care decisions for you. They have the flexibility to be used in a variety of situations. You can have a long or short term power of attorney. A power of attorney can stay in effect indefinitely or be in effect only for a short time for a specific reason. A power of attorney is important because it sets up a mechanism for handling your affairs when you are unable to do so yourself.