Revocation of Powers of Attorney


Off the Top o' My Head

Powers of attorney have been mentioned or discussed in this blog several times.  “Powers of Attorney
and “Weaknesses in Powers of Attorney,” in particular, explained the importance of a well-drafted power of attorney.  An aspect that has not been discussed is revocation.

The ability to revoke a power of attorney is a major advantage over court-ordered guardianship or conservatorship (guardianship of the person’s worldly estate).  A principal who signs a power of attorney may revoke it at any time.  A legally-incapacitated person, and even a person who consented to guardianship, cannot revoke the guardian’s appointment.  He or she must file a petition with the court to terminate the guardianship.  It can be very difficult to persuade the court to terminate a guardianship.  Many judges are very paternalistic and in many courts persons who are subject to the authority of a guardian or conservator have very few…

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About Lark

I was born at a very young age.

Posted on June 2, 2015, in Elder Abuse, Elder Law & Finances, Financial, Financial abuse, Fraud, Power of Attorney and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thank you for the compliment of re-blogging. You have a very pertinent website. Keep up the good work. I will follow you.

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  2. Thanks! I would like to be able to dedicate more time to the site.

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