Can you have more than one person as your power of attorney?

Asked on October 23, 2014 under Estate Planning, Kentucky


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you legally may do this, but it is not particularly a good idea, since the two (or more) "attorneys in fact" may conflict, either intentionally (i.e. different ideas of what's in your interest) or accidentally (such as by not communicating or coordinating with her other), which could cause problems or costs for you. It's better to have one POA, with another person designated as a back-up in case the primary cannot or will not serve.

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