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Ohio Durable (Statutory) Power of Attorney Form

An Ohio durable (statutory) durable power of attorney form enables a person ("principal") to appoint another person ("agent") whom they trust to handle financial matters on their behalf. The term "durable" refers to the POA remaining valid even if the principal should become mentally handicapped.
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Signing Requirements

The principal is required to authorize in the presence of a notary public. If the Agent Certification is completed, the agent must also have their signature acknowledged (§ 1337.25, § 1337.61)

Definition of “Durable”

“Durable,” with respect to a power of attorney, means not terminated by the principal’s incapacity (§1337.22(B))

Definition of “Power of Attorney”

“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

The Ohio legislature has created a statutory power of attorney form available at § 1337.60.