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Sample Revocation of Power of Attorney

What is a Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney is a document that gives someone else the legal power to do certain things for you. That person is called the attorney in fact or agent. The person who signs a power of attorney making someone else their agent is called the principal. A person does not have to be a lawyer to be someone’s attorney in fact. A power of attorney can be for a special, general or limited purpose.

Can I stop a power of attorney?

You have the right to end your power of attorney any time. This is called revoking a power of attorney. If the power of attorney is for a specific amount of time, it will end automatically. You must tell your agent that you are revoking the power of attorney. You must also tell the people working with the agent that you revoked the power of attorney.  It is best to prepare a sworn written statement of your revocation. You must have the mental ability to revoke a power of attorney. That is, you must be able to understand what you are doing.


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