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can an individual have more than one durable power of attorney - for example, one for one asset and another for other assets

A:  I am not sure what you are trying to accomplish. You may be able to accomplish what you want through making a few limited powers....

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What can I do if I believe my sister is abusing her power of attorney over my mother?

A:  A person may have access to another''s private health information in various ways, such as a power of attorney, health care drective, or living will. However, the patient must be competent at the time of granting the authority. A power of attorney is a legal instrument that individuals create and sign that gives someone else the authority to make certain decisions and act for the signer. The person who has these powers is called an ''agent'' or ''attorney-in-fact.'' The signer is the ''principal.'' The principal must have mental capacity to make the

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Can A Bank Refuse to Accept a power of attorney?

A:  The organization the agent is dealing with may decline to accept the power of attorney. Many banks and savings associations often have their own form of power of attorney for accounts at the institution. It is very common that a bank will insist their own forms be used and will refuse to accept any other power of attorney. New York has passed a law prohibiting a bank from insisting on the use of their own forms (see below link in case the bank is located in NY). Many banks will not accept a power of attorney if the power of

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What can I do if I feel my sister has abused her power of attorney over my mother?

A:  A power of attorney is a legal instrument that individuals create and sign that gives someone else the authority to make certain decisions and act for the signer. The person who has these powers is called an ''agent'' or ''attorney-in-fact.'' The signer is the ''principal.'' The principal must have mental capacity to make the power of attorney at the time of signing. As a principal, if the principal''s decisions conflict with those of the agent, the principal''s decision will govern, assuming that the agent confers with the principal prior to taking an action. If an agent has acted on the...

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Can there be two powers of attorneys at one time?

A:  Yes, you can appoint co-attorney in facts or agents in a power of attorney....

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How Can I Find Out If My Deceased Brother's Landlord Had power Of attorney Over Him?

A:  Consult with a local probate attorney. Now that you are executrix you have the legal power/authority to request bank account records from the bank and you can see how the account was set up and who was issued the last check and ask the bank whether this landlord presented power of attorney or not, but you need to do it properly. And also ask your attorney if this state has laws regarding abuse of POA and whether landlord is guilty of that or not. Your attorney can also ask the landlord by mail if he had POA. DANDY DON IN OKLAHOMA (tiekh...yahoo.com) Furthermore, the only one allowed to access your brother''s apartment...

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How do we care for an aunt who has dementia and will not sign a power of attorney?

A:  In order for a person to make someone else an agent for purposes of making health care decisions on her behalf, the person appointing the agent needs to have the mental capacity to understand the nature and consequences of her actions. A person who suffers from dementia may be considered incapable of making an enforceable health care power directive. A guardianship is a legal relationship created when a person or institution named in a will or assigned by the court to take care of minor children or incompetent adults. To establish a guardianship, a petition is typically filed in state court where the ward lives. This petition usually names the potential guardian and...

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Who should I name as my Durable power of attorney and can I name more than one?

A:  You can name any adult, such as a spouse, child, relative, friend or you may name a bank as your Durable power of attorney. The person you select should be willing to execute things on your behalf and a person whom you have confidence and trust in. Please kep in mind, that the person you name as your Durable power of attorney may be making important financial and personal decisions for you. You may also name more than one person as your Durable power of attorney. If you should decide to name more than one, you should...

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Can a person have power of attorney and be the executor of an estate at the same time?It seems like a conflict of interest to me

A:  The short answer is that you can be both, but you can''t act as both at the same time because one is while the ''appointer'' is alive and the other is while the ''appointer'' is dead. Although there may be a conflict, the idea is that the attorney-in-fact and the executor are acting under the direction of the ''appointer'' and as a fiduciary. So the attorney-in-fact is charged with a duty to do what is best for the person or estate.A power of attorney is used to handle the affairs of a person while the person is living. In most cases, the living person appoints someone (a very trusted

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Can I Establish Multiple power of attorneys to Handle My Affairs?

A:  A person can grant multiple persons to have power of attorney over his affairs — and revoke those power of attorney designations at his discretion, provided the legal documents are properly set up and executed. However, the mere fact that multiple persons rarely agree on anything (i.e. human nature) means that a person should logistically keep the number of active power of attorneys to one or two.(And some USA states have different limits as to the number of active power of attorney