We went to install our new main entrance 60" door (replacing double-door with single door and 2 sidelights). After we received the new door and shaved out more of the sheet rock, we saw that there were 2 jack studs on EACH side supporting the header (so a total of 4 jack studs). To fit the door in, we would have to remove 1 jack stud on each side of the header.
The door "expert" where we ordered the door from said that he had never seen an extra jack stud on either side and that they were probably put there, at some time, to accommodate the installation of the current (smaller door). He thought it would be OK to remove them. The carpenter said he would put a metal corner bracket to ensure stability and load transfer from the header to the a single jack stud on each side.
Does this plan sound like it would compromise the structural integrity of the framing?