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The Coalition of
Wisconsin Aging Groups is
a nonprofit, nonpartisan,
statewide membership
organization that was
founded in 1978.

REVOKING A POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR FINANCES
Wisconsin law permits a Power of Attorney for Finances (POA-F) document to be revoked by the
principal at any time. Execution of a new POA-F does not automatically revoke an old one. The
appropriate way to revoke a POA-F is for the principal to sign and date a document clearly expressing
the principal’s intent to revoke the document.
Reasons to revoke a POA-F include:

the principal changes his or her mind about any provision or special instruction included in the
POA-F;

the agent is abusing his or her fiduciary duty in some way (e.g., theft or mismanagement)

the principal wants to change who is named as agent or alternate agent for any reason;

the person named as the agent moves, becomes incapacitated or passes away and there is no
alternate agent named;

the agent and alternate agent do not want to