Durable Power of Attorney in Ohio provides a way for a person to make long term plans for the handling of his or her financial affairs including disposition and accumulation of property and assets. This form provides the opportunity for a person to appoint another person whom they trust (often a spouse or other trusted friend or relative) to handle their financial matters. This form continues in effect even beyond the time the person making the document becomes incapacitated and can no longer make their own financial decisions.
How to Write
Step 1 – Download and read thoroughly the free Ohio Durable Power of Attorney.
Step 2 – Consider who you think will be trustworthy, responsible and reliable to be your agent. Make sure you know they will act in your best interest when they time comes. You will also want to discuss the role with them and determine whether or not they are ready, willing an able to take it on.
Step 3 –You will need to have a notary public ready to acknowledge your signature when you are ready to sign the document.
Step 4 – Fill out the form as instructed making sure to initial each power that you intend to grant. When it is complete sign it in front of the notary.
Step 5 – Keep the original in a safe place that is accessible by your loved ones.