How To Revoke A Power Of Attorney

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How To Revoke A Power Of Attorney
A Power of Attorney (POA) authorizes someone to take legal actions for another person under specific circumstances. A Power of Attorney is a legally binding document if it is executed according to your state’s laws. To end a power of attorney, you must also follow your state’s laws. Someone who authorized his Power of Attorney to someone else can revoke that POA at any time, even before any specified end date.

Watch: Attorney Mario Godoy Explain How To Revoke a Power of Attorney in Illinois

In this video we are going to discuss how you can revoke a Power of Attorney. A power of attorney authorizes someone to take legal actions for another person under specific circumstances. You can rescind both a permanent and a temporary power of attorney for any reason, as long as you follow the legal process in your state and you are legally competent.
1. Revoke the Power of Attorney In Writing
Your decision to revoke a power of attorney should be in writing in a Power of Attorney Revocation and should specify the exact document you are rescinding, who was given your POA and on what date.
2. Get It Notarized
Illinois law requires that a POA revocation document is notarized to be legally binding.
3. Inform Your Designee
The person you gave your power of attorney to should be notified that you have revoked the POA, in writing. Give them a copy of your notarized revocation document.
4. Notify Third Parties
Any other person or organization, such as a financial or health care institution, was notified of the original POA, notify them in writing that the power of attorney has been revoked.
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DuPage County Power of Attorney Lawyer

Do you have questions about revoking or executing a Power of Attorney? Our experienced Power of Attorney Lawyers in Lombard, Illinois can advise you on the best options to protect your assets and loved ones. To talk to an estate planning attorney contact the Estate & Probate Legal Group at 630-687-9100. We provide legal services in Cook, Dupage, Kane, Lake, and Will counties.