2011 California Code
Probate Code
DIVISION 4.5. POWERS OF ATTORNEY [4000 - 4545]
ARTICLE 1. Qualifications and Authority of Attorneys-in-Fact
Section 4202


CA Prob Code § 4202 (through 2012 Leg Sess) What's This?

(a) A principal may designate more than one attorney-in-fact in one or more powers of attorney.

(b) Authority granted to two or more attorneys-in-fact is exercisable only by their unanimous action.

(c) If a vacancy occurs, the remaining attorneys-in-fact may exercise the authority conferred as if they are the only attorneys-in-fact.

(d) If an attorney-in-fact is unavailable because of absence, illness, or other temporary incapacity, the other attorneys-in-fact may exercise the authority under the power of attorney as if they are the only attorneys-in-fact, where necessary to accomplish the purposes of the power of attorney or to avoid irreparable injury to the principal s interests.

(e) An attorney-in-fact is not liable for the actions of other attorneys-in-fact, unless the attorney-in-fact participates in, knowingly acquiesces in, or conceals a breach of fiduciary duty committed by another attorney-in-fact.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 307, Sec. 16. Effective January 1, 1995.)

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