Being in control – also during the last stages of your life – is something that more and more people are looking into. This has resulted in a huge increase in the number of living wills over the past years.
A living will is drawn up with the help of a civil law notary. In it, you determine who will be in charge of your financial, personal and medical affairs once you are no longer able to take care of them yourself. Once this has been arranged, you – and those directly involved – will feel you can relax again.
It goes without saying that it is very important to think long and hard about whom you are going to appoint for the purpose of taking care of your – often very personal – matters. As you yourself might no longer be able to verify that this is done in accordance with your wishes, you need to be able to trust that your agent(s) will not abuse their position. This is why some people appoint two. As an extra measure, you can appoint a supervisor to ensure that your agent sticks to the agreed plan.
For more information on how to draw up a living will, you are recommended to contact a specialized civil law notary.
Read the full article in The XPat Journal Summer 2019 Issue