How to revoke a Power of Attorney

Q: How can I revoke my power of attorney? What if my agent engages in unauthorized acts after the power of attorney has been revoked or terminated?

A: Normally, POAs are not filed with the court. Also, normally, a POA has language that states in can be revoked in writing by the Principal. Therefore, you should be able to revoke this, by drafting a Revocation of POA. Once you do this you should have the Revocation delivered to every institution which may be relying on it, such as banks and hospitals. If your agent has acted contrary to your interest after having knowledge of the Revocation, he or she, could be subject to criminal charges or a civil suit, especially if he or she has stolen or converted money or assets. You may need a lawyer to assist you.

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