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Can a parent appoint 2 children to share dual Power of Attorney responsibilities?
Can they request in a will that 2 children share Executor of Estate duties after their death?
I know typically you hear of 1 person so was not certain if 2 people are possible.
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Mom appointed my sister as Executor of Estate and appointed both of us girls as her medical POA because I am a Registered Nurse. Mom did not have a POA. Now that mom is ill, has dementia and in a nursing home my sister has decided on her own to 'keep the house'. She is quickly remodeling the home to her standards and as yet has not purchased mom her own walker. I take care of all the medical issues that come up at the Nursing Facility by phone and am flying out there in November to get things taken care of. My question is, can we get Dual POA or my sister as POA and myself Guardian? All the leg work needs to be completed before I arrive so we can get a court date while I am there. Mom's physician is completing the form to show mom's incapacity.
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Yes you can have more than one primary. However as madge1 stated, one is usually advised because of sibling rivalry. My sister is primary and I am secondary, but we make all decisions together. Sometimes we don't agree and will have to set the minor decisions aside for another time when we can talk more. We see things differently, have different concerns but that has been a plus since sis will think of something that didn't occur to me or visa versa.
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You can appoint as many people as you wish. It is recommended to appoint one as power of attorney and one as alternate in case the power of attorney can not fulfill their duty. If you do not appoint an alternate and the parent becomes incompetent, then you would have to seek guardianship of the parent to be able to be their representative. Not a good or economical thing to have to do.

Yes, you can appoint two executors of the estate if you wish. I figure if your children are compatible and work together well it would be fine to appoint more than one. If you have a child you can not trust, then that is a different issue. Most people I know appoint their children with care to make sure the best person is appointed and no feelings are hurt. But not in all circumstances. Sometimes the wrong person is appointed and others are hurt. It is a hard decision that requires much thought and communication with family.

Hope this helps. I know from experience of being left out and hurt. Sorry to say.
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anyone with experience on this? Thanks. :)
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