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I have had my medical POA with Person A as the primary agent and Person B as a backup.
For my durable POA and Will, I have had Person B as the primary and Person A as the backup.

With both people being a person of good judgement IMO.

In addition, Person A and I have been in close proximity for many years and I thought better suited for the medical rep. As I reviewed everything, I thought that it might be better to have Person A be the POA agent for both since that would be easier if/when decisions had to be made for me.

Maybe, maybe not. The two roles are different in nature, and differing qualifications may matter, as well as overall judgment, which you say is a good factor for both parties.

In my case, my wife is named as personal rep. in my will, which is a pour-over to our living trust, of which she is the other trustee. And she is the first named agent in my durable financial POA. After that it gets different. Our son is named as the 1st backup Personal Rep, Trustee, and financial POA. Our daughter is 2nd backup. However, our daughter is the 1st backup on the Health Care POA, with our son being 2nd.

The reason for this is that our daughter is a nurse practitioner with a specialty in oncology, and has dealt with patients and their families who have had to make tough choices. But she's not a business or financial type person. Our son has been very successful in business, and is his company's director of sales and marketing. And they get along fine; but we just see that it probably would work better with things being assigned in that order.

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