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How do I relinquish Power of Attorney?

I am no longer willing to act as POA. Do I just notify the principal and concerned parties, is there a legal process, or do I just cease acting as such? Thank you.


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Within the document of the POA it might just address this issue. If not notify the principal in writing and let him/her know your desires.

Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 8/22/2015


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Notify the principal in writing that you are resigning and provide the effective date of the resignation.

Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 8/21/2015

Answer By Ronald K. Nims

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If they are relying on you to take care of certain matters, you should notify them.

Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 8/21/2015

Answer By George H. Shers

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Notify everyone by certified letter.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/20/2015

Answer By Richard M. Levy
Law Offices of Richard M. Levy P.C.
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Send a letter CMRRR to the principal.

Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/20/2015

Wellerstein Law Group, P.C.
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Put it in writing and send it the the principle Certified Mail.

Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/20/2015

Law Office of Nathan Wagner
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Just tell the principal and the people you were dealing with on the principals behalf that you are relinquishing the power of attorney. It's probably best to notify them in writing, so everyone has a record and it is clear when you stopped acting as attorney-in-fact.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/20/2015


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I would notify the person who granted POA to you that you are no longer willing to serve. I would do it by certified mail.

Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Replied: 8/20/2015

Answer By Brian Haggerty
Minor, Bandonis and Haggerty, P.C.
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Notify the principal in writing. If there are any transactions which are partially completed, let the principal know what remains to be done. Make sure you retain your receipts and all documentation regarding acts you performed as agent (although you may need to photocopy this material and provide copies to the principal so he or she knows what was done, and what may be undone).

Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 8/20/2015

Kokish & Goldmanis, P.C.
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You simply advise all concerned that you no longer wish to serve as agent.

Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 8/20/2015

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