An Ohio durable power of attorney form allows a trusted person to manage financial affairs if the principal experiences mental incapacity. Choosing a spouse or family member as the agent to oversee finances is recommended.
Ohio power of attorney forms are durable by default, so you don’t need to take any extra steps to ensure your power of attorney will last beyond incapacitation.
- Relevant Laws: Ohio Rev. Code §§ 1337.21-1337.64.
- Presumed Durable: Yes, unless it states that a power of attorney is terminated by the principal’s incapacity (Ohio Rev. Code § 1337.24).
- Signing: Signature required (Ohio Rev. Code § 1337.25).
- Notarization: The principal must sign the form before a notary public or other individual authorized by law to take acknowledgments (Ohio Rev. Code § 1337.25).
- Statutory Form: Yes (Ohio Rev. Code § 1337.60).