My brother and I are both involved in caring for our aging father. Is it possible for us to share Power of Attorney (POA) duties?

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Thanks for asking! This is a common question for families navigating the elder care industry. 

It is definitely possible for you and your brother to share POA duties, and this happens fairly often with siblings who are working together to care for aging parents. However, you should check with an attorney first, as every situation is different. Depending on family dynamics and other factors, one of you may be more suited for the primary fiduciary POA role. Regardless, it is important for you to keep an open line of communication and work together to make sure all of your father's care needs are met. 
Keep in mind that some individuals are prohibited from serving as an attorney-in-fact (i.e. healthcare providers or caregivers). An attorney should be able to go over these exceptions and advise you about how to move forward. 
If you have any more questions, feel free to ask us here or email ask@seniorly.com 
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Tami Rogers is a mom, award winning writer, passionate chef, blogger and frequent contributor to Seniorly and other sites dedicated to seniors and aging well. She also writes for parenting magazines and websites focused on the emotional well being of teens.


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