When you create a power of attorney, the selection of an agent is of vital importance because the agent will be the person who is in charge of overseeing your assets and managing your affairs. You will need to select an adult who you can trust. You should ensure that the person you choose has the knowledge and ability to manage assets and a willingness to make your decisions for you when you cannot do so. Remember that your agent will have to act during a grief-filled time, as your agent takes over when you become incapacitated and unable to act on your own. Find out more here about selecting an agent when you create a power of attorney.