So you drafted your will and funded a small trust for the grandkids' college expenses. You are relieved that your estate planning duties are now complete. But not so fast! You forgot one very important document.
No estate plan is complete without a signed heath care power of attorney on file. Sometimes referred to as a health care proxy, these documents appoint an individual who can act in your stead and make decisions about the type of health care and resuscitative efforts you will receive after you become incapacitated and can no longer make those decisions on your own.