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is there a limit on the number of people who can act as power

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is there a limit on the number of people who can act as power of attorney in Scottish law?
ie if a parent had dementia and there were say 5 adult children, could all 5 children be included in power of attorney?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  JGM replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
There is nothing in law to stop all five being named as joint attorneys.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

would it be illegal for 3 of the 5 adult children to co-erce the parent who suffers from dementia into signing them u as attorneys without the knowledge or consent of the other 2 adult children?

Expert:  JGM replied 2 years ago.
The parent can appoint whoever he or she wants as attorney without reference to the children that he or she chooses not to appoint.
However, if the parent is coerced then the parent can recall the appointment at any time. The others have no right to challenge. All they can do is ask the Office of the Public Guardian to open an investigation if they suspect financial mismanagement.
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