Commerce City, CO asked in Divorce, Family Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Colorado

Q: Hello, I have a question for you .. In 2000 I was very ill and my wife at the time had gotten power of attorney,

( we are still legally married but we are no longer "together") I am now no longer dependent on her to make decisions for me, but wanting to know how, can I tell if the power of attorney is still active. and if it is active how can I cancel it.

2 Lawyer Answers
Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Hello and happy holidays. If you have not revoked the power of attorney then it is still active. Yo revoke it, you prepare a revocation and provide the revocation to any place that may have a copy of the attorney.

John Hyland Barrett III
John Hyland Barrett III
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Louisville, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: A power of attorney usually is effective until revoked. It usually does not have a time limit. So, your is probably still in effect. you can revoke it in writing and provide it to her plus anywhere she may have used it. Also, you should ask her to return the original poa to you.

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