Q: In Arizona, does creating a new General Durable Power of Attorney (PoA) cause previous PoAs to be revoked or invalid?
I need to make changes to my Arizona General Durable Power of Attorney (PoA). I believe I need to create a whole new PoA rather than trying to amend the original PoA.
When I create the new PoA, does the original PoA automatically become revoked & invalid? Or, do I need to also to create a Revocation of a General Durable Power of Attorney document as well?
I have recorded the original PoA at a few places (banks, broker, county recorder, etc.). Does this affect which of these documents I will need to create?
A: You can state in the new power of attorney that it revoked all previous power of attorney. But you will also need to provide notice of revocation along with the new power of attorney to everyone who has the old one. If you have recorded the old power of attorney then you will need to either record the new one or record a notice of revocation.
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