Ohio General Power of Attorney

With the Ohio general power of attorney, you can place a relative, friend, acquaintance, etc. in charge of your financial matters. You need to choose an agent who will act in your best interests when managing your property and assets. This form will cease to work once the grantor is no longer considered competent or is incapacitated. If you wish to have a stand-in agent once you are unavailable, use this durable form to access this feature.

Ohio general power of attorney

Ohio General Power of Attorney

Steps to completing the Ohio general power of attorney

  1. Naming the parties.

In the three spaces provided after “Ohio General Power Of Attorney Of”, the grantor should enter their complete name to certify who will authorize the agent.

Another paragraph follows right after this and requires the grantor to enter their full name, contact address, and state.

In the next paragraph also, the agent’s information will be required. This includes their complete name, contact address, and state.

  1. Powers the grantor may authorize.  

This part of the paperwork contains a list of actions that the grantor can select from. The grantor may select a few or all by entering their initials in the spaces provided.

Your agent may handle matters relating to paying up debt and collecting owed monies. If yes, initial the line provided after “Power To Make Payments Or Collect Monies Owed”.

The second statement which reads “2. Power To Acquire, Lease And Sells Personal Property” allows your agent to handle affairs related to your personal property in the acquisition, sales, and lease. Initial here to authorize this.

An agent will be able to represent your interests where they arise over “Power To Acquire, Lease And Sell Real Property” if you initial this area. 

The fourth section labeled “4. Management Powers” if initiated will grant the agent power to manage the property in the grantor’s name. 

With business regarding other financial institutions, if you wish the agent to make contact, initial this area “5. Banking Powers”. 

If the grantor wants the agent to care for their car including ownership, the grantor should initial statement reading “6. Motor Vehicles”. 

Initial the statement “7. Tax Powers” to allow the agent to be your representative in all tax-related matters.  

 To entrust the agent with your safe-deposit boxes, initial the statement “8. Safe-Deposit Boxes.”

To activate the agent’s powers on gifting decisions, sign the statement labeled “9. Gift-Making Powers.”.  

To approve “Lending and Borrowing” activities to your agent, the grantor should initial the tenth statement in the space here.

For matters regarding contract agreements, the grantor can assign the agent with this role by initialing the space after “11. Contracts”.

For granted access to health records and regulating your admittance and discharge into the hospital, Initial in the space provided after “12. Health Care.”.

To grant your agent powers to represent you in matters related to your health (as defined by the Health Insurance Portability Act of 1996), initial “13. HIPAA.”. 

The grantor can approve the agent’s “Power to Hire And Pay For Services” by initializing the space before the number “14.” 

If the agent should receive reimbursement to the agent, the grantor should then initial “15. Reimbursement Of Attorney-in-Fact.”.  

If the agent can exercise the “16. Power To Sue Third Parties Who Fail To Act under Power Of Attorney”, the grantor will enter this statement with their initials.   

If the grantor has additional powers that they wish their agent to exercise on their behalf, enter the specific actions in this section “17. Other” after the grantor’s initials.

  1.  Grantor’s designated dates for authorization.

To set this document in motion, the grantor can choose either of two. If you wish for immediate effect upon the day this document is signed, initial the first statement in this section. Of course, if you wish to set a date for the authorization, initial the second statement and enter the date in the space provided. 

In the same way with the termination process, the grantor will choose the most preferred method, from three options. Where the statement reads “On The Following Date”, initial there if you wish to nullify this paperwork on a specific date and enter said date. However, if you wish to end this contract by officially revoking, initial the second option. And if upon your incapacitation you wish to stop the agent’s powers, go ahead and initial the third option.  

  1. Grantor’s signature needed for approval 

While the grantor may execute this document at their disposal, an agent and notary public must accompany this with their signature. The grantor should do this by first, filling the data in the DD/MM/YY format. Do this in the space marked “IV. Third-Party Reliance”.

Note also that the grantor will sign this document in the presence of a Notary Public. The grantor will sign their name in “Principal’s Signature”.  

The section “Acceptance Of Appointment'' will require the agent’s confirmation act. This will be after the agent has read this statement, then their signature and name will be entered in “Attorney-in-Fact Signature” and “Attorney-in-Fact Name”, respectively. 

In this last part, the Notary Public will notarize this document’s signing in the space provided.

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