Before travel guide
- Getting Started
- PCS Orders
- Total Army Sponsorship
- Command Sponsorship
- EFMP Screening Process
- Passports, SOFA Stamp & A-3 Visa
- Government Travel Card (GTCC)
- Booking Lodging Reservation
- Planning Travel
- Traveling with Pets
- Parent Outreach Services at CYS
- Planning Household Goods
- Ship your Vehicle
- Driving Overseas
- Mail, Packages & P.O. Box
- DoDEA Pacific West School District Preparation
- Legal Services
- Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
- Cell Phones, Keeping in Touch & Dialing Instruction
- Chip Credit Cards, Banks & Exchange Rates
- PCS Resources
Legal Offices and JAG personnel at each installation provide professional, ethical, accurate, and timely legal advice and services to the commanders, Soldiers, family members, and qualified civilian employees.
- Legal Services
Legal services offered throughout Korea:
- Military Support Obligation
- Child Support
- Tenant/Landlord issues
- Bankruptcy, Debt collection/credit reporting problems
- Identity theft
- Child Custody
- Tax Questions
- Bar to Re-Enlistment
- FLIPL & GOMOR Defense
- Security clearance rebuttals and appeals
- Power of Attorney (Special or General)
- Advance medical directives and health care powers of attorney
- Will Documents, and Estate planning
- Separation Agreements
- What is a Power of Attorney (POA)?
A Power of Attorney is a written instrument that allows you (the "principal") to authorize someone else (your "agent" or "attorney-in-fact") to act on your behalf and carry on your business in your absence. For example, you might wish to allow a friend to sell your car or ship your household goods. Never have a POA unless you need one and always try to make it a Special POA.
- Are there different kinds of POAs?
There are two basic types of powers of attorney:
- General POA: A general POA allows an agent to do most things that you could legally do yourself, from obtaining a loan to signing a rental contract
- Special POA: A special (or limited) POA only allows an agent to perform specified acts. Never use a general POA when a special POA can be used.
NOTE: Your Soldier must be present to sign a POA in the presence of the notary, but you (the “agent”) do not.
- Military Spouses, PCSing & POAs
It’s a safe bet that you’ll need a POA at some point during your PCS to handle matters when your Soldier isn’t able to. The pace of in-processing in Korea is fast, so consider getting POAs BEFORE PCSing to arrive better prepared. Consult your Legal Office.
Here a few instances when you might need a POA:
- Ship, pick up, or register a vehicle overseas
- Set up banking & manage finances
- Sign leases and housing documents
- When does a Power of Attorney expire?
The expiration date of a POA should be specified in the document and never made indefinite. Regardless of an expiration date, however, POAs automatically terminate when revoked or when either you or your agent die (unless a substitute agent is named).
- Want to work overseas?
Command Sponsored dependents stationed overseas must abide by the employment regulations set forth in the Statute of Forces Agreement (SOFA). Contact your Legal Assistance Office for details.