Planning for the unforeseeable future can be tricky. Many people assume creating a will is all you need to do, but there are more steps to consider than that. To truly protect your assets and make life easier for your loved ones, consider getting a power of attorney and a trust in place before you find yourself in the unfortunate position of needing one. What Does a Trust Do for Me? A trust is a document that tells others exactly what you want done with the assets you listed, should you ever become incapable of making decisions for yourself. Think.