Power of Attorney will be cheaper to arrange
A legal process to help protect the interests of loved ones has been made cheaper, according to a firm of Shropshire solicitors.
Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document which allows individuals to appoint someone they know and trust to make important decisions about their health welfare, or financial affairs should they become physically or mentally incapacitated.
They changes, which have been made by the Ministry of Justice, have seen fees decrease from £130 to £110 and could save some couples up to £80 in registration fees.
Shropshire-based PCB Solicitors is now urging local residents to consider who they would want to deal with important decisions on their behalf should they become incapable of doing so themselves.
Pauline Davies, of PCB, said "Making a Legal Power of Attorney is so important, yet many people overlook it or do not know how to go about the process"
The above article appeared in the Shropshire Star newspaper on 8 October 2013