No one can predict the future. Something may happen and you might not be able to look after yourself or manage your affairs. For example, you could get sick or be injured. If you can’t manage your affairs, who will? Or, if you died, what would happen to your possessions? Who would look after your children?
You can make plans now, while you still have mental capacity, that answer these questions. If you do not plan ahead, then decisions might be made for you by someone you might not have chosen.
This section provides information on how the law can help you plan for the future. The law also gives guidance to people who are appointed to act for you.