Sister is moving several states away. This will leave just me as nearest to Mom. My 2 brothers are of no assistance. However, my daughter actually lives in the same town as Mom so I think she would be the logical choice to list as my successor...in other words, as the 2nd in line for making decisions. I also plan to get her put on Mom's checking account under me. That way, if something were to happen to me, she could take over paying bills, and the small amount of shopping that meets Mom's neeneeds.For a little background, originally sis & I met with elder lawyer to get will, POA(s) and everything lined up. When sis decided to move, I contacted the lawyer and they emailed me a "form" (a single page with words stating that sister is opting out and giving me the first position for POA), stating we didn't need them to do anything, we could just fill this out, get notarized and place it with the other documents. Sounds great, hope it's that simple.
My next question is, can we draw up a similar document to name my daughter as MY successor? Would that be sufficient?