Answer: It is generally recommended that agents under a power of attorney be listed as primary, secondary, tertiary, etc. (only one person at a time, with backups) instead of multiple co-agents. It is highly recommended that you consult with an Elder Care Attorney who specializes in asset protection planning to draft or review any power of attorney. There is very specific language that should be in a power of attorney when long term care issues arise. Standard “off the shelf” forms do not take into account your particular situation.
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Victoria L. Collier, Attorney at Law
Collier & St. Clair, LLP
Decatur, Georgia 30030
Member of the national ElderCare Matters Alliance, Georgia chapter
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