This is the season to visit family. This is also a good time to think about which family members would you rely on to take care of your finances if you became ill. Also consider which family members would be most helpful with your doctors and health care providers. Even if you are married, you need an alternate to your spouse-- in case you both are injured or ill at the same time. You also want to be sure that your spouse has full authority and will not have to be battling family members to help you. Powers of Attorney for finances and health care is the assurance that the right people will be your agents authorized to help you.