Why should I choose personal representatives?
Choosing who will represent you when you pass away or become incapacitated is one of the most important aspects of estate planning. When creating your Last Will and Testament, Medical Power of Attorney, and Power of Attorney, you must select individuals to act on your behalf to protect your interests. With each of your estate documents, the person you appoint has a different title.
Executor: The representative for your Last Will
Agent or attorney-in-fact: The representative for your Power of Attorney
Health care proxy: The representative for your Medical Power of Attorney
Your representative speaks for you when you are no longer able to do so for yourself. Therefore, you should think seriously about who could take on the responsibility of managing your affairs successfully.