One of the best ways to make certain that your best interests and assets are protected is with a will and testament. Essentially, this is a legal document that explains your wishes, is read by a court, and ensures that your final desires are followed through.
In addition to naming your wishes, your will and testament should also name an executor, establish who your children's guardians will be, decide how your debts and taxes will be paid, and even illustrate how your pets will be cared for and by whom.
This is essentially a legal document that you can use to give someone else authority to make specific actions on your behalf.
There are two main types of powers of attorney. As mentioned above, a financial power of attorney is the first, and a health care power of attorney is the second. Preparing these two documents with the assistance of a lawyer in addition to a living will can ensure that your best interests for both your finances and health stay in the hands of people you trust.