You may find yourself having serious thoughts about the future. For example, disease or injury could affect your mind, making it impossible for you to look after yourself or your affairs. If you can’t manage your affairs, who will? Or, if you died, what would happen to your possessions and how would your children be looked after? The law cannot predict the future, but it can help you to prepare for some of the possible situations.
This section provides information on how the laws apply when planning for the future. The law also gives guidance to people who are appointed to act for you under such planning documents. These people have a job to do, and part of that job is obeying the laws that apply to the situation. In this section, you can also learn about what exactly is involved in taking on these jobs.
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