1. Home »
  2. Power of Attorney »
  3. Ohio »
  4. Durable

Ohio Statutory Durable Power of Attorney Form

An Ohio durable power of attorney grants legal rights to an agent through which they can control another’s finances. Assigning authority in such a manner ensures that one’s financial transactions are managed while away for extended periods and even during medical emergencies where the principal (the person granting power) is incapacitated; unlike a general power of attorney, a “durable” power of attorney document will not be affected by incapacitation. To put the form into effect, the principal must appear before a notary public and acknowledge the validity of their signature.

Agent’s Duties § 1337.34

Laws Title XIII, Chapter 1337 (Power of Attorney)

Signing Requirements (§ 1337.25) – Notary Public

Statutory Form § 1337.60

State Definition 

“Durable,” with respect to a power of attorney, means not terminated by the principal’s incapacity.