How can a person take back POA over themselves?

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How can a person take back POA over themselves?

A loved one gave POA to her sister,
thinking it was in her and her sons best
interest at the time, however has since
discovered her sister is trying to take her
son. My loved one has been enlightened that
her sister does not have either her or her
sons best interests in mind, but her own
selfish desire to raise her nephew as her
own simply because her and her husband want
a little boy together and cannot do so. My
loved one is a wonderful,loving, and mother
and does not deserve to have her son taken.
What is the best route to take for such a
situation? Any advice offered will be a
blessing.

Asked on May 19, 2019 under Estate Planning, Louisiana

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

She can either execute a document simply cancelling the POA or create a new POA in favor of someone else, which also states that it replaces and supercedes the prior POA. This paperwork (whether the notice canceling the old POA or a new POA) should be signed and witnessed the way a POA must be (it must meet the same requirements), but if it is, will negate the old POA. A person is free to cancel or replace a POA at any time, so long as the proper procedures are followed.


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