What is the role of a replacement attorney?

A replacement attorney is someone that the donor is permitted to appoint in an LPA, just in case the chosen primary attorney is unable or not willing to act on behalf of the donor. The donor does not have to appoint a replacement attorney, but if this has been done, it is important for the donor to indicate the circumstances when the replacement attorney is required to act. If this is not done the replacement attorney automatically replaces the primary attorney if and when this needs to happen.