Dear A.S.S,

I have a situation where I am a single parent looking after my 10yr old daughter and bed bound mother. As my mum suffered a stroke, she is unable to walk or write anything as she’s immobile. As her son, I am acting on her behalf to get a Power of Attorney to assist her with the sale of my parents’ house and moving into another house to lessen the financial burden for my mothers’ hospitilisation and me. I contacted Vexus Law after seeing their ad on google with a very reasonable fee of $160. As every dollar counts, I decided to engage their services to do up our POA. I required them to do the paperworks at my mum’s ward. They then said it was $160 for POA and $300 for transport. So I clarified and asked them $300 for transport? And for that they called me stupid and that I am not aware of lawyers’ transportation costs?? Were the lawyers intending to take a budget flight to get the paperwork done? Or has transportation of petrol prices has risen so much so I’m oblivious to it? The word here is fee for transportation at $300. I would have accepted if that’s the cost for services. But transportation? And I’m not even questioning the lack of ethics Vexus Law firm has towards its clients.

A.S.S Contributor

Check Also

Worker’s Party MP He Ting Ru Calls Out Systemic Racism in Singapore

Sengkang MP He Ting Ru said she was dismayed that many Singaporeans are living with racism. "There is no place in our society for racism, sexism or xenophobia," she wrote.