Ohio Power of Attorney Forms


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This package contains the following forms:


  1. General Durable Power of Attorney
  2. Statutory Form of Durable Power of Attorney
  3. Last Will
  4. Statutory Equivalent of Living Will
  5. Estate Planning Questionnaire and Worksheets
  6. Information and Document Inventory Worksheets


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We offer State Specific Power of Attorney Solutions for your Specific Needs! Our Ohio Power of Attorney forms are written to comply with the laws of Ohio. You can be assured that these forms are not generic or standardized which could mean they would not be valid in your state. Here, you will find forms to handle finances and property issues, the care of a child, health care decisions, special or limited purposes, as well as forms that are statutory, durable and non-durable. Free Previews and law summaries are available along with our 24 hr 100% satisfaction guarantee.



Ohio Power of Attorney Law


Are you going to be able to pay your rent, mortgage, or other bills on time to prevent foreclosure and damage to your credit if you’re too injured or ill to deposit and/or write checks? A power of attorney form (POA) is a simple and inexpensive financial and estate planning tool that everyone should have. By filling out this form, you can prevent having to go to court to have a guardian appointed to handle your personal and financial affairs if you’re unable to handle them yourself. You can also use this form to appoint an agent to handle specific transactions, like a house or vehicle sale, when you’re unavailable due to being out of town, in military service, incarcerated, or other reasons. A POA form can be used in various ways. For example, a childcare power of attorney can be used to create a temporary guardianship, or a medical power of attorney can appoint a health care agent to make life support and medical decisions for you when you’re unconscious.

The rules governing how to use this document are contained in the Ohio Revised Code. The laws allow you, the principal, to name an agent and include terms in your POA for the type of authority you want your agent to have. Let’s take a look at some of the important factors below:

  • Durable power of attorney – By making you form durable, it means that your agent will still be able to handle your affairs even if you’re mentally or physically incompetent to act. With a nondurable form, your agent’s authority is automatically voided if you become incapacitated. For example, if a person develops Alzheimer’s or is hospitalized and unable to effectively take action, a durable POA can be used by your agent to sign contracts, pay bills, and take other necessary actions. With a nondurable form under these circumstances, it will be necessary to have a guardian appointed to handle matters, which involves significant costs and delay. Ohio law presumes that your form is durable, unless it specifically states that it will terminate upon your incapacity. Ohio Revised Code § 1337.24
 
  • Signature – You must sign the form, or instruct another person to sign your name in front of you if you’re unable to sign it yourself. It’s recommended to sign it in front of a notary public and have it notarized.


If you give your agent the power to transfer, rent, or mortgage property, the form must be signed if front of an Ohio judge or clerk of a court of record, or a county auditor, county engineer, notary public, or mayor, who must attach a certificate of acknowledgement to the form. It must also be recorded in the county recorder’s office where the property is located. If you grant your agent the power to transfer personal property, it is recommended to have it acknowledged and recorded in the same manner. Any revocation of a recorded form must also be recorded in the same office. Ohio Revised Code § 1337.25, Ohio Revised Code § 1337.01, Ohio Revised Code § 1337.04, Ohio Revised Code § 1337.06

  • Statutory power of attorney – A statutory form is one that precisely copies the wording of the sample form in the Ohio Revised Code. The use of this form is optional, and it contains sections that can be customized for any special instructions or limitations you wish to include. A separate form must be used to grant your agent authority to make health care decisions. Ohio Revised Code § 1337.60
 

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    General and Statutory Power of AttorneyWhat is a General Power of Attorney?A General Power of Attorney is a legal document which gives the person you choose (the agent) the power to manage your assets and financial affairs while you are alive. The document must be signed by you (the principal) while you have the required legal capacity to give your agent clear and concise instructions. The appointment may be for a fixed period and can be revoked by you at any time providing you still have the legal capacity to do so. A power of attorney ceases when you die. The executor named in your will then takes over the responsibilities of your estate.

    » General Durable Power of Attorney for Property and Finances Effective upon Disability

    » General Durable Power of Attorney for Property and Finances Effective Immediately

    Living Will and Health Care Power of AttorneyLiving Will and Health Care Power of AttorneyA Health Care Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows an individual to designate another person to make medical decisions for him or her when he or she cannot make decisions for himself or herself. In other words it names someone who stands in your shoes and tells the doctors what to do or what not do for you.

    A Living Will is a document that allows a person to explain in writing which medical treatment he or she does or does not want during a terminal illness. A terminal illness is a fatal illness that leads ultimately to death. A Living Will takes effect only when the patient is incapacitated and can no longer express his or her wishes. The will states which medical treatments may be used and which may not be used to die naturally and without the patient�s life being artificially prolonged by various medical procedures. Although the term Living Will may indicate that it is a Will, in reality, it is more similar to a Power of Attorney than a Will.

    » Statutory Equivalent of Living Will or Declartion Concerning the Use of Life Sustaining Treatment

    » Statutory Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care

    Child Care Power of Attorney


    » General Power of Attorney for Care and Custody of Child

    » General Power of Attorney for Care and Custody of Child - Grandparents as Designated Attorney-in-Fact

    » Caretaker Authorization Affidavit - Statutory

    Limited or Special or Vehicle Power of AttorneyWhat is a Limited or Special or Vehicle Power of Attorney?A Limited power of attorney is one which is limited to a specific act or particular purpose. It is also referred to as special power of attorney. A limited power of attorney allows the Principal to give only specific powers to the agent.

    » Special or Limited Power of Attorney for Real Estate Sales Transaction By Seller

    » Limited Power of Attorney for Stock Transactions and Corporate Powers

    » Limited Power of Attorney where you Specify Powers with Sample Powers Included

    » Special or Limited Power of Attorney for Real Estate Purchase Transaction by Purchaser

    » Power of Attorney for Sale of Motor Vehicle

    » Special Durable Power of Attorney for Bank Account Matters

    Other Power of Attorney Forms

    » Uniform Anatomical Gift Act Donation

    » Uniform Anatomical Gift Act Donation Declaration

    » Revocation of General Durable Power of Attorney

    » Revocation of Statutory Equivalent of Living Will or Declaration

    » Revocation of Statutory Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care

    » Revocation of Power of Attorney for Care of Child

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