If I named my spouse as my agent but we have since gotten divorced, do I need to revoke my durable power of attorney?

In most states, the dissolution of a marriage automatically revokes a spouse’s authority to act as an attorney-in-fact (agent) for his or her spouse under a previously granted durable power of attorney document.

As durable power of attorney documents are governed by the laws of the state where you live, you should confirm how divorce affects the fiduciary authority granted under a power of attorney in your state.

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