The most common type of power of attorney is a durable, general power of attorney, which transfers nearly every legal right a person has to another individual. There are special powers of attorney that can assign a limited right. Common special powers of attorney include: (1) guardianship, which is handy when leaving children in the care of someone else; (2) household goods, which allows someone to act on your behalf to both ship and accept household goods; (3) ID card, which allows dependents to process through DEERS without sponsor accompaniment; (4) military quarters, which is useful when clearing military quarters; (5) privately owned vehicle, which allows someone else to buy, sell and register a vehicle on behalf of the designator; (6) real estate, which allows someone to purchase and real estate on behalf of the designator; and (7) taxes, allows someone else to file your taxes. This is just a sample of the limited powers one can assign to another person. For more information, contact your base legal office.
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