Giving someone power of attorney over your affairs or you requires you to totally trust that person. A power of attorney enables them to act legally on your behalf and make your decisions for you. A lot of states systematically severs the power-of-attorney relationship among spouses when there is a divorce. Providing you stay mentally competent you can expunge a general v yourself any time you like.
Locate a format to follow so you can write a notification canceling your power of attorney. These documents are not legal, and they won’t need to be filed with the court, so there is a little room as to how to create one. Legal websites, legal aid services, and libraries, usually have blank forms you can either fill out or make copies of.
Finish the repeal form. Be sure to identify yourself and exclusively state that you are rescinding your power of attorney and the persons powers you granted to them. Provide the date of your power of attorney.
Take two witnesses and the completed form and have it notarized. You can typically find them at a law office or a bank. Be sure you and your two witnesses have photo identification. Sign the form in front of the notary.
In big, dark letters put the word “revoked” on your power of attorney. Make photocopies of the notice to revoke your power-of-attorney and your power of attorney itself. Secure a copy of your revoked power-of-attorney to the copies of the revocation form.
Mail out a copy of the revocation notice with the secured revoked POA to the person whom the power of attorney you are revoking. Send out copies to all health care providers, banks and institutions you granted them to handle. Mail them by certified mail, and request a return receipt, so you have evidence that each entity or person received it.
- Bird, Beverly. “How to Cancel a Power of Attorney.” LegalZoom Legal Info, 21 Nov. 2017, https://info.legalzoom.com/cancel-power-attorney-20075.html.
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