An alternate attorney-in-fact is someone who is appointed to act as attorney-in-fact if the primary
attorney-in-fact is unable or unwilling to continue acting for the principal. While it is a good idea to
appoint an alternate attorney-in-fact, it is not required. A third party (e.g. the principal’s bank) may
require proof that the original attorney-in-fact is unable to continue as attorney-in-fact before
accepting instructions from the alternate. Where two attorneys-in-fact have been appointed, the
document may state that if one dies or is otherwise incapable of acting, the other will continue as
sole attorney-in-fact.