Florida Revocation of Power of Attorney Form
The Florida Revocation of Power of Attorney gives a way for a principal to render an active Power of Attorney (POA) obsolete. Unlike the formation of a POA, the termination of the legal contract is straightforward and does not require the principal to jump through any legal hoops. To be valid, the principal only needs to state they wish to revoke the POA in a written document.
Once completed, the principal needs to deliver the form to any parties that were included in the original POA. This can include attorney(s), agent(s), and any relevant family members that were also given a copy. Once the acting agent receives the revocation, they are legally required by Florida law to cease all decision-making activity as specified by the POA originally signed.
State Laws & Signing Requirements
State Laws: § 709.2110
Signing Requirements: In order to be valid, the revocation needs to be signed by the principal only. However, it is highly recommended that the form be signed in the presence of two (2) witnesses and a Notary Public as well to protect against the agent arguing that the principal did not intend to sign the form.
Additional Information: The Florida laws pertaining to the revocation of POAs also mention the fact that any contracts entered into after the principal has already created one (1) or more Power of Attorneys DO NOT automatically revoke prior POAs created. Because of this, the revocation of POA should also be used if the principal is looking to forge another POA with a separate (or the same) Attorney-in-Fact.