The Ohio General Durable Power of Attorney can be used in the State of Ohio when you want to appoint or authorize someone to act or to make decisions on your behalf for matters related to Real Property, personal property, stock transactions, banking transactions etc when you become disabled or incapable of making these decisions on your own. The Attorney-in-fact would have have the complete authority to take these decisions except for decisions related to Health or Health care.
How to Fill the Ohio General Durable Power of Attorney Form
Begin filling the form by entering the full and legal name of the principal (first, middle, last) and the complete address with the zip code followed by the full and legal name (first, middle, last) and the complete address with the zip code of the to-be appointed attorney or agent confirming the grant of one or more powers to the attorney.
In the next section, the principal needs to choose the powers they wish to transfer to the attorney by placing their initials besides the option from the list of sectors of life are stated which include; Real Property Transactions, Tangible personal property transactions, stock and bond transactions, commodity and option transactions, Banking and other financial institution transactions, Business operating transactions, insurance and annuity transactions, estate, trust and other beneficiary transactions, claims, and litigation, personal and family maintenance, Benefits from Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, or other governmental programs, or military service, retirement plan transactions, tax matters or all of the powers listed above.
After that, any special instructions that are to be given to the attorney needs to be stated under the “SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS” section. This power of attorney would be construed as a general durable power of attorney and the power of attorney only becomes effective upon the disability or incapacity of the principal followed by the authorities to delegate, right to compensation and the details of the successor agent (if any).
Lastly, the document needs to be signed by the principal below the present date. This document also has to be notarized by the notary public for it to be considered legal. A signature of the agent along with their full name also needs to be mentioned below the acknowledgement followed by the name and signature of the person who prepared this document.