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Guide on Saving Money on Power of Attorney Fees
  • PDA_ASD_Parent
    Posts: 4,188

    "Unless you've a Power of Attorney already, loved ones would need to apply through court, which can be long and costly. Now's a good time to get it sorted, with Which? legal help available for £79 and the official registration fee in England and Wales having dropped from £110 to £82. This guide shows you how to do it."

  • PDA_ASD_Parent
    Posts: 4,188
    "Power of Attorney cost cut to £82. The cost of registering an LPA in England & Wales has just dropped from £110 to £82 - the Govt wants to encourage more people to take this step. In Scotland it remains at £75, in Northern Ireland £115. If you've simple circumstances and know what you're doing, you can DIY it online.

    New. £79 Which? Power of Attorney drafting codes. An LPA is a legal document and the DIY route can be tricky. The gold standard is to get one drafted via a solicitor, which can cost up to £500. Which? has a halfway house - you fill in a questionnaire & the LPA is populated, then checked by a paralegal. Which? normally charges £139, but we've blagged Which? codes to get it for £79 until Wed 31 May. (You'll still need to pay the Govt registration fee.)

    Sort future medical care & your (living) will. I've focused on the financial LPA, but you can also set up a health & welfare Power of Attorney to give loved ones authority over your treatment, and a living will (officially 'an advance decision'), where you can refuse certain medical treatments if you lose capacity in future. Plus, while you're at it, consider making a will if you don't have one."

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