Indianapolis, IN asked in Elder Law for Indiana

Q: Power of attorney

Can i assign durable financial POA with alternate but a shared medical POA between my three daughters?

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Alexander Florian Steciuch

  • Elder Law Lawyer
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Yes. You can have as many POAs as you'd like, financial or medical. They can be different people, with different powers and different responsibilities. For example, you can choose to have only one financial POA, but choose to have several medical POAs that have to make joint decisions and consult with each other.

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Richard Winblad

  • Elder Law Lawyer
  • Edmond, OK

A: Generally is is a very bad idea to create democracies in POAs. What if they disagree. Having three doesn't assure a tie-breaker. It is generally better to name them to serve successively.

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