When to use Revocation of Power of Attorney
It is important to put safeguards in place designed to ensure that our interests (and the interests of those we care about) are protected and respected in the event that we are no longer in a position to make legal, financial and/or medical decisions for ourselves. With that said, needs, expectations and preferences related to these safeguards may change over time. If you have previously drafted a power of attorney designation (in a financial, medical, mental health or limited capacity) and either need to significantly update your preferences or revoke it outright, you may use this form to do so at any time that you are of sound mind.
If you need to revoke a power of attorney designation outright or in order to “make room” for a new, significantly updated designation, you can use this form to accomplish that goal. It is important to remember that this safeguard is important, as it helps to ensure that your wishes will be respected in the event that you cannot make financial, medical, child care, business, legal or other important decisions for yourself. It is therefore usually a better idea to revoke your power of attorney designation in an effort to revise it than it is to do so outright. With that said, if you are of sound mind, the choice is entirely up to you. Make sure to file a copy of your revocation away and to file one with your medical providers, financial advisers, business partners, etc. so that they are aware of your updated wishes. Otherwise, they may attempt to treat you in accordance with the terms of your revoked documentation.
Revocation of Power of Attorney