Can a Principal Create More Than One Power of Attorney?
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.
Yes, a person may appoint multiple agents. If you appoint two or more agents, you must decide whether they must act together in making decisions involving your affairs, or whether each can act separately.
There are advantages and disadvantages to both forms of appointment. Requiring your agents to act in agreement can safeguard the soundness of their decisions. On the other hand, requiring agreement of all your agents can result in delay or inaction in the event of a disagreement among them, or the unavailability of one of them to sign legal documents.
Allowing your agents to act separately may ensure that an agent is always available to act for you. But it may also result in confusion and disagreements if the agents do not communicate with one another, or if one of them believes that the other is not acting in your best interests.