Q: Can a POA appoint another person or co-agent to help them?
My dad is currently in the hospital and my mom is his POA, I was wondering if she is allowed to request a co-agent such as myself to help her with his estate? I was not sure if she is legally allowed to appoint someone to help her without his verbal consent as he is not able to talk.
A: She cannot appoint someone. You can assist her, but she remains legally responsible under the POA. He can also appoint you by a POA, if he is mentally competent to execute a new POA, even if he can't speak.
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