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Ohio Statutory Durable Power of Attorney Form

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Updated on October 25th, 2021

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

Statute§ 1337.22(B)

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