An Ohio general power of attorney is a legal document that allows a person (principal) to appoint an attorney-in-fact to manage their financial affairs. The attorney-in-fact does not have to be an attorney; in fact, a principal usually chooses someone close to them to represent their best interests. The powers created under the general POA can be broad in nature or the principal may specify which matters their attorney-in-fact will have control of. Unlike a durable power of attorney, a general POA becomes void if the principal is not able to make competent decisions (i.e., incapacitated the point where they do not have the power to revoke the power of attorney).
Signing Requirements – Notary Public (§ 1337.25)