I think krakowian, you were advised by a duff solicitor. One of the first questions they ask, when nominating the named person for POA is, who do you want as secondary? And it does not HAVE to be solicitor.
Are you in the UK? i ask cuz mainly we in the UK say solicitor and not attorney?
i had a crap experience with my mother. She made a will years ago. The solicitors went bust, and then the firm that took them over also went bust. After some chasing, it appears the original will was held in storage in god knows where. At that point we said finito and got her to make NEW will and ditto POA. Thankfully all ironed out BEFORE she passed away.
[/quote] My cousin, unmarried and no children decided to put her affairs in order and went to the Solicitors to make a will and do the Power of Attorney business. The solicitor offered to be POA and suggested her colleague be the secondary POA. Doing that cost my cousin a lot of money. What she wasn’t told and what she hadn’t realised was that if the solicitors died or moved away and were uncontactable there was no one who had POA over her affairs. Many people assume that if solicitors take on POA the responsibility passes to the actual Law Firm if the solicitors die or are unavailable. That doesn’t happen.