You can no longer make medical or financial decisions for your children without proper paperwork.
Imagine that tomorrow you suddenly become severely ill or incapacitated. Who would take care of your finances? How would they do it? If you don’t have a durable power of attorney, others, including your spouse, may not be able to conduct all your financial affairs on your behalf.
It’s important to have certain binding legal documents in place, if you become disabled due to an illness or accident. These aren’t easy things to talk about, but attorneys say every adult needs them.
If you prefer to have control over this decision rather than a total stranger, get a durable power of attorney.