Because my husband is clinging to control of his own finances, as a last vestige of his independence, I have been been wary of broaching the subject of a POA in case I caused more anguish. I have also been put off by some of the difficulties experienced by TP members. With the help of my local Carer`s Voice Support Group, who suggested I get round this by arranging Mutual POAs, I was given the names of solicitors who have approached MIND, re their suitability to process Wills and POAs for people with mental health conditions. Today I saw a solicitor. I went by myself first, to prepare the ground for my very sensitive husband, but really, I had no need. He was quiet and gentle, and understood my concerns. He will contact my husband`s consultant to verify he understands the meaning of a POW, and meanwhile will draw up the necessary document. The total cost will be £120. I want to share this in case others have been discouraged by what they have heard. I came away with a molehill made out of a mountain.