Up one minute Down the next !

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by pinkjandt, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. pinkjandt

    pinkjandt Registered User

    Apr 11, 2008
    25
    hampshire
    Hi
    I am feeling totally drained, I have been to the solicitors today
    on advice of doctor and hospital,and apparently i need POA WELFARE for Terry and a financial one for me in case anything happens to me and Terry is unable to cope

    the cost of these two pieces of paper is £500!!

    Last night i made a huge breakthrough with Terry, he has been on aricept for nearly three weeks and he is much more alert etc.so we talked over how we were going to deal with the future in regards POA and he was calm

    So how come i feel as if i have been run over by a tractor, it is so hard asking family to be committed to a form which may in the future cause them so many problems
    They are all so good but i hate asking for help
    financially we are really struggling.not that i tell them of course

    sorry to go on but it helps even if there is no answer,at least Terry is feeling happier which is aa amazing bonus
    so i will quit whinging

    thank you for listening
    Jan
     
  2. Mameeskye

    Mameeskye Registered User

    Aug 9, 2007
    1,669
    NZ
    Hi Jan

    It feels like this when the enormity of this illness hits you.

    As to the family, believe me, it will be better in the long term if you manage to put the POA into place for you both. It is safer and substantially less costly and will make matters a lot easier for your families in the future. If you sepak to CAB, if money is a problem, they may have some advice about how one can be drafted cheaply, or indeed if a proforma can be obtained.

    At the moment making this decision probably makes you feel like you are accepting it by making this decision. The POA only needs signed now, it does not (at least in Scotland) need registered until such time as incapability means that it requires to be used.

    Good luck

    ((((((((((hugs)))))))))

    Mameeskye
     
  3. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,439
    Jan: as you are in England you can get the appropriate forms from the court of protection. Although fees will be involved when you file them, and there "may" be a fee for the person who certifies that your husband is aware of what he is signing (i.e The Certificate Provider's Statement), it won't cost £500.

    http://www.publicguardian.gov.uk/arrangements/how-to-lpa.htm
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.