2017 Maryland Code
Estates and Trusts
Title 17 - Maryland General and Limited Power of Attorney Act
Subtitle 1 - General Provisions
§ 17-112. Termination.

  • (a) Termination of power of attorney. -- A power of attorney terminates when:
    • (1) The principal dies;
    • (2) The principal becomes incapacitated, if the power of attorney is not durable;
    • (3) The principal revokes the power of attorney;
    • (4) The power of attorney provides that it terminates;
    • (5) The purpose of the power of attorney is accomplished; or
    • (6) The principal revokes the agent's authority or the agent dies, becomes incapacitated, or resigns, and the power of attorney does not provide for another agent to act under the power of attorney.
  • (b) Termination of agent's authority. -- An agent's authority terminates when:
    • (1) The principal revokes the authority;
    • (2) The agent dies, becomes incapacitated, or resigns;
    • (3) An action is filed for the dissolution or annulment of the agent's marriage to the principal or their legal separation, unless the power of attorney otherwise provides; or
    • (4) The power of attorney terminates.
  • (c) Agent's authority exercisable until termination. -- Unless the power of attorney otherwise provides, an agent's authority is exercisable until the authority terminates under subsection (b) of this section, even if there has been a lapse of time since the execution of the power of attorney.
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