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Power of Attorney

A power of attorney may be necessary if the service member will be absent from home for extended periods of time. A power of attorney may be tailored and limited to accommodate particular individual needs.

There are two types of powers of attorneys: general and special. General powers of attorney are powerful documents and should only be used in limited circumstances. A judge advocate can provide advice on whether to get a general or special power of attorney. In most cases, a special power of attorney can be drafted that will protect the maker and will authorize the holder to complete all required business.

Finally, if you need a power of attorney for the purchase of a vehicle registered through MVRO, you must complete the required initial paperwork before the power of attorney can be drafted.

While it is recommended you obtain a power of attorney before arriving, you can obtain one in Naples, Italy. If you need a power of attorney while in Naples, visit the Region Legal Service Office EURAFSWA at Capodichino, located on the first floor of the Admin. II building. No appointment is needed to obtain a power of attorney in Naples.

Legal Services

Military Legal Counsel: The Defense Service Office provides legal counsel to Navy and Marine Corps personnel before courts-martial and administrative boards. In addition, they provide advice on non-judicial punishments, criminal investigations and other proceedings.

Legal Assistance: The Legal Assistance division of the Region Legal Services Office (RLSO) offers many services, such as tax filing, powers of attorney and notary services. In addition, attorneys can provide legal advice on a variety of issues, including estate planning, consumer law, immigration, and domestic relations. Powers of attorney and notary services are provided on a walk-in basis. Those seeking to consult with an attorney require an appointment Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, or they can be served on a walk-in basis on Tuesdays. For appointments call Commercial 011-39-081-568-4576.

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