Living Will Revocation
There may come a time when you wish to revoke, or cancel, your living will. Each state has its own requirements to revoke a living will. In Arizona, there are a few ways to do this. One way is by committing a revocatory act. This is an act performed by that person (not their attorney or someone else on their behalf) meant to revoke or destroy the living will. This can mean tearing, burning, shredding, or destroying the will in any way you can imagine. If some words remain on your living will after a revocatory act, the living will is still considered revoked.
You can also revoke a previous living will by making a new living will. Your new living will, can state that you “revoke all previously signed wills,” or something to that effect. A new living will, can also revoke previous living wills by being inconsistent with them. This will create a presumption that you meant for the new living will to replace the old one. The new living will must be valid for the old living will to be effectively revoked.