Washington Revocation of Power of Attorney Form

The time may come when a Principal believes that it will be in their best interests to end a Power of Attorney they executed. One document that Principal in this position is recommended to make use of is a Washington Revocation of Power of Attorney. This document is simple to start and complete, but it can make a substantial difference in what occurs in the aftermath of the revocation. For example, one situation that may occur if the Principal does not execute this document and provide a copy of it to the Agent is that the Agent may claim they never knew about the Principal’s decision to revoke the Power of Attorney. This may lead the Agent to perform unwanted actions on the Principal’s behalf or even spark a legal dispute.

State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Uniform Power of Attorney Act

Signing Requirements – The law is silent in regards to signing requirements for a Revocation of Power of Attorney form to be considered legally valid. However, it is the strong recommendation of most legal professionals that a Principal signs the form before a Notary Public and/or two (2) witnesses.