Use this document if you wish to revoke (cancel) the appointment of a person or persons as your Attorney/s in Qld (enduring power).
The Principal (the person revoking the appointment) must take reasonable steps to inform every Attorney affected by this revocation that you are bringing his/her Appointment to an end. If the principal fails to do this, their Attorneys can legally continue to make decisions on their behalf. If the Power of Attorney is registered under the Land Titles Act 1994 (Qld), it must also be deregistered.
Do I need to complete a Revocation document?
A Qld Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) will automatically end if:
- dies — if the principal dies, your Enduring Power of Attorney is revoked in its entirety.
- gets married — unless the Enduring Power of Attorney states otherwise, it is revoked if the Principal marries. However, if the Principal's spouse is already an Attorney, the EPA is only revoked to the extent that it gives power to someone other than the spouse.
- get divorced — if the Principal divorces, the Power of Attorney is revoked to the extent that it gives power to the former spouse.
- enter into a civil partnership — unless your Enduring Power of Attorney states otherwise, it is revoked if the Principal enters into a civil partnership. However, if the civil partner is already an Attorney, the Power of Attorney is only revoked to the extent that it gives power to someone other than the civil partner.
- terminates a civil partnership — If the Principal terminates a civil partnership, the Enduring Power of Attorney is revoked to the extent that it gives power to the former civil partner.
- make an inconsistent document — The Enduring Power of Attorney is revoked to the extent of any inconsistency with any later documents completed by the Principal, such as an advance health directive or another EPA.
It will also end if any Attorney:
- withdraws — The Attorney may withdraw by giving signed notice or by getting the court’s leave to withdraw.
- becomes a paid carer or health-care provider to the Principal — If the Attorney becomes a paid carer or health-care provider, the EPA is revoked to the extent that it gives that Attorney power for a personal matter.
- becomes incapable — An Attorney’s power is revoked if he or she is no longer capable to make a decision about a matter.
- becomes bankrupt or insolvent — If an Attorney becomes bankrupt or insolvent, the EPA is revoked to the extent that it gives that Attorney power for financial matters.