There are times when you need to revoke the power of attorney you granted someone in the past.
You took a smart step and gave a trusted relative or friend your health care power of attorney -- which is excellent.
In modern-day America, blended families are common. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that more than half of American families are the result of remarriages. There are a whopping 1,300 stepfamilies created each day in this country.
A power of attorney (POA) grants someone the power to act on your behalf, with all of the decision-making capability that you normally have. POAs can be drafted for both medical and financial concerns and are often used by people to manage the affairs of their relatives once those relatives are no longer able to manage things on their own.