Ohio Limited Power of Attorney Form
An Ohio limited power of attorney is filled out by an Ohio resident (the “principal”) when appointing a trusted family member, friend, or business partner (the “agent”) to complete special tasks. The assigned duties are highly specific and often pertain to financial or legal matters, like selling a piece of personal property or signing a form for the principal. This form no longer has power after the responsibilities are completed or it expires. In addition, the principal can end it by signing an Ohio revocation form.
This type of form restricts the agent’s power to the exact terms listed in the agreement. A durable power of attorney, on the other hand, gives the agent unlimited authority to make decisions on the principal’s behalf (even if they become incapacitated or pass away). A general power of attorney covers financial-related decisions while a medical power of attorney gives an agent authority over a principal’s health decisions.
Signing requirements (§ 1337.25) – Must be signed in the presence of a notary public.