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Power of Attorney Lawyer in Findlay, Ohio

When it comes to planning for your future, one of the most vital documents you will need is a Power of Attorney (POA). I’m Robert E Schuck, Attorney at Law, and I’ve spent a lifetime helping people deal with the complexities of estate planning with empathy and compassion.  

I am here to offer you a thorough insight into POAs and why they are important. If you have any questions or need estate planning assistance, reach out to my law firm in Findlay, Ohio.

Understanding Power of Attorney

A POA is a legal document that allows you to appoint someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf. This person, known as an agent or attorney-in-fact, can manage your financial affairs, make healthcare decisions, and ensure that your wishes are followed when you might be incapacitated. 

Types of Powers of Attorney

There are several types of Powers of Attorney, each serving a different purpose: 

General Power of Attorney

A General Power of Attorney grants broad powers to your agent over your financial and legal matters. This could include managing your bank accounts, signing checks, selling property, etc. However, a General Power of Attorney becomes invalid if you are incapacitated. 

Durable Power of Attorney

A Durable Power of Attorney remains in effect even if you become incapacitated. This type of power of attorney ensures that your financial affairs are managed consistently, regardless of your health status. 

Special or Limited Power of Attorney

A Special or Limited Power of Attorney grants your agent authority to act on your behalf for specific tasks or a limited period. You might use this type of power of attorney if you need someone to sell a piece of property on your behalf while you are out of the country. 

Healthcare Power of Attorney

A Healthcare Power of Attorney allows your agent to make medical decisions for you if you are unable to do so. This could include decisions about medical treatments, surgeries, and end-of-life care. 

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Why You Need a Power of Attorney

Knowing that someone you trust will manage your affairs if you cannot give peace of mind to you and your loved ones. 

Without a power of attorney in place, your family might have to go through a lengthy and costly court process to gain the authority to manage your affairs. 

Powers of attorney ensures that your wishes are followed and that your financial and medical decisions are made according to your preferences. 

Ohio-Specific Laws Related to Powers of Attorney

Powers of Attorney in Ohio are governed by the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Chapter 1337. Here are some key points to consider: 

Execution Requirements 

In Ohio, a Power of Attorney must be signed by the principal (the person granting the power) and notarized. 


To ensure that your Power of Attorney remains in effect if you become incapacitated, it must specifically state that it is durable. 


You can revoke an existing Power of Attorney if you are mentally competent. The revocation must be in writing and communicated to your agent and any relevant third parties. 

Springing Powers

Ohio law allows for "springing" Powers of Attorney, which only become effective under certain conditions, such as incapacitation of the principal. 

As your attorney, I can help you navigate these laws and ensure that your Power of Attorney is executed correctly and complies with Ohio law. 

“There is no problem that can’t be fixed except death.”

This philosophy dictates my attitude towards my clients. At the law firm of Robert E Schuck Attorney at Law, I believe that your last will and testament, along with other estate planning documents, should never be treated like a transaction. 

I take the time to get to know you, understand your unique circumstances, and tailor my services to meet your needs. If you’re based in Findlay, Ohio, Hancock County, Rawson, Arcadia, Van Buren, or Mt. Blanchard, call me to make informed decisions about your estate plan. I offer one-on-one consultations to discuss your specific needs and concerns. 

Power of Attorney Lawyer in Findlay, Ohio

As someone who has dedicated my career to working with the elderly, I bring a compassionate and empathetic approach to my practice. Together, we will determine the best type of power of attorney for your situation. I will draft and execute your Power of Attorney documents, ensuring they comply with Ohio laws and accurately reflect your wishes. Call me today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward securing your future.