Ohio Power of Attorney Forms

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The Ohio Power of Attorney has the main function of permitting another person to act in the place of the principal in order to lawfully carry out certain personal tasks. These tasks may relate to the individual’s finances, property, medical treatment, etc. To put such a document into motion, the conveying party will have to name their attorney-in-fact within the instrument, clarify which duties they want to be handled on their behalf, and certify it via signature as demanded by state law.

Laws

Statutes Ohio Revised Code Chapter 1337: Power of Attorney (§ 1337.01 – 1337.64)

Definition – “Power of attorney” means a writing or other record that grants authority to an agent to act in the place of the principal, whether or not the term power of attorney is used (§ 1337.22(G)).

Statutory Form § 1337.60

Signing Requirements – Acknowledgment of Notary Public (§ 1337.25)

By Type (11)

Advance Directive (Medical POA & Living Will) – Covers the assignment and declaration of medical decisions at the time of incapacitation.

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Signing Requirements: Acknowledgment of Two (2) Witnesses or a Notary Public
(§ 1337.12 & § 2133.02(B))

 

 


Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney – Offers a selection of powers that can be conveyed to an agent related to one’s personal finances and remains in effect after the point of their incapacity.

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Signing Requirements:
Acknowledgment of Notary Public (§ 1337.25)

 

 


General (Financial) Power of Attorney Form – Gives an attorney-in-fact the right to operate as the principal regarding certain financial matters but ceases once the granting party is deemed mentally incapacitated.

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Signing Requirements: Acknowledgment of Notary Public (§ 1337.25)

 

 


Limited (Special) Power of Attorney – Lets the principal individual record a specific task that they would like accomplished on their behalf.

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Signing Requirements: Acknowledgment of Notary Public (§ 1337.25)

 

 


Living Will – Serves the main function of registering your wishes for situations involving life-threatening circumstances if the declarant is ever in an unresponsive state.

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Signing Requirements: Acknowledgment of Two (2) Witnesses or a Notary Public
(§ 2133.02(B)(1), § 2133.02(B)(2))

 


Medical Power of Attorney – Assigns an agent the right to handle health care decisions should the principal ever enter a state where they cannot function on their own.

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Signing Requirements: Acknowledgment of Two (2) Witnesses or a Notary Public (§ 1337.12(B), § 1337.12(C))

 

 


Minor Child Power of Attorney – Designates a caretaker to look after someone under the age of eighteen (18) so that they may sanction any needed medical, dental, or educational actions. (Exclusively for Grandparents)

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Signing Requirements: Acknowledgment of Notary Public (§ 3109.54)

 

 


Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney – Provided by the state of Ohio, this document facilitates one’s ability to manage certain transactions for the principal’s automobile.

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Signing Requirements: Acknowledgment of Notary Public (§ 1337.25)

 

 


Real Estate Power of Attorney – Exclusively designated for those who wish to delegate specific authorities relative to real property.

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Signing Requirements: Acknowledgment of Notary Public (§ 1337.25)

 

 


Revocation of Power of Attorney – Ends the terms of a POA document executed in the past.

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Signing Requirements:
Acknowledgment of Notary Public Recommended

 

 


Tax Power of Attorney – Delegates elements of one’s tax responsibilities to a third (3rd) party, such as an accountant.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing Requirements:
Necessitates the signature of the principal (and their spouse if applicable).