What is Jointly or Severally?

If you choose to have more than one attorney, then you need to decide how they are going to work together. If you decide they should work JOINTLY, that means they all need to agree on a course of action before it can take place. This may seem like a good idea but if one of your Attorneys is not available an important decision could be delayed, and if one of your Attorneys actually dies, your Power of Attorney becomes unusable.

So SEVERALLY (meaning separately) is probably the way to go. But of course the choice is yours. If in doubt consult a legal professional. Of course just because you say they can work SEVERALLY (ie independently) does not mean they are not allowed to put their heads together to come up with the best outcome.

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