Can you revoke a power of attorney?

On Behalf of | Dec 14, 2018 | Probate Litigation |

Many Minnesota residents have taken the time to designate a power of attorney. But sometimes a person has the need to revoke a power of attorney. There are a few different ways a person can change or remove a designated power of attorney.

There are a few ways a power of attorney can be removed. First, there can be a date and time specified on a power of attorney. There are certain circumstances where a termination date is listed for a power of attorney that would void the document. The second way a power of attorney ends is if the principal dies. The third way a power of attorney can end is with written revocation. The principal needs to issue the written revocation and the power of attorney has to have actual knowledge of the revocation.

There are situations in which a power of attorney challenges their revocation and in these situations an attorney can be helpful. An attorney who specializes in probate litigation can help their client with their power of attorney issues. They can help their client work through their issues regarding their power of attorney and help them find a solution. They can use mediation techniques to work through differences and accomplish what their client needs.

A designated power of attorney is an important person in an estate plan. A power of attorney can have tremendous financial power and choosing a power of attorney is an important task. When a principal no longer wants their designated power of attorney, there are ways in which they can be removed.