Preparation makes the difference.
A power of attorney allows you to name someone to act for you to handle your financial affairs or to manage your property in case of incapacity. If you want your affairs to be handled by your family and not by a judge, having a power of attorney in place in case you become incapacitated is one of the most important things you can do to make life simpler for your loved ones. A court-supervised conservatorship can often be avoided if you have a power of attorney. Set up while you are still competent. Planning ahead makes all the difference.