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Does a power of attorney ever expire?

My mom named me power of attorney 1976, I still have the paperwork from the attorney. Is the document still valid in 2015?
Status: Open    Jun 10, 2015 - 10:40 AM

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Jul 01, 2015 - 05:48 AM

I am only a New York attorney so if you are from another state, the rules may be different, however, a power of attorney stays valid until revoked or the principal dies. Also you have to read the document to see if there is an limiting language. However, standard in many powers of attorney is the phrase, "I revoke all prior powers of attorney". If your mom ever signed another then the old one is no good.

Sep 30, 2015 - 11:26 AM

A Power of Attorney is valid unless retracted; however, it should be reviewed periodically such that it grants ample powers for the original purpose intended. The POA would generally cease at the death of the grantor.

Sep 30, 2015 - 12:34 PM

A power of attorney is good until it is revoked or until the death of the principal.
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