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Lisa practices “Family Health Law” in Ontario. During our conversation she discusses some of the answers that she offers her clients about who to appoint to act on their behalf if they should become incapacitated. Her comments are insightful and important.

Included in our conversation are the following topics:

  • When a lawyer is drafting up POA documents, why might you want to have more than one than one person named?
  • What are the risks of appointing more than one person?
  • What happens if there is more than one person appointed and they do not agree with each other?
  • What flexibility is there after a POA is signed to increase the number of people responsible? For example, what can a person do if they feel they should have been appointed? Or if you are appointed, can you bring on other person to also be responsible?
  • How can some of the risks of multiple people being appointed be mitigated?
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About Lisa Feldstein

Lisa Feldstein is the principal lawyer at Lisa Feldstein Law Office. Lisa is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Guelph, where she studied psychology. Lisa practices in the area of Family Health Law™, which includes providing advice in the fields of mental health law, privacy, elder law and other health law matters.

Lisa helps family caregivers navigate the legal and health care systems in matters involving powers of attorney, guardianship, long-term care and substitute decision-making. She understands that caregivers can feel overwhelmed, and that they need practical and timely advice provided in plain English.

Lisa frequently writes and presents about health law matters and has been widely published and interviewed in media outlets such as the National Post and the CBC. She has been a guest lecturer at Ryerson University, Queen’s University and the University of Toronto, and has been teaching at Osgoode Hall Law School since 2010.

Lisa contributes to the community and legal profession through her student mentorship and volunteer work, including as a director on the board of BALANCE for Blind Adults

 

Lisa Feldstein Law Office Professional Corporation.

Lisa Feldstein Law Office Professional Corporation is a law firm that focuses on serving family members as they interact with the health care system as caregivers, decision-makers and advocates. We call our niche Family Health Law™. We also provide select services to patients, institutional clients and clinicians. We draft and review agreements, provide legal advice, and represent clients at legal tribunals.

Our primary mission is to serve the family – people trying to build families, people trying to support family members, and people trying to manage health-related legal issues that have arisen in their family. Many interactions with the health care system are stressful and, for some people, these experiences represent the worst moments in a person’s life.

Our goal is to take away the worrying with respect to the law. We explain the law and your options in plain English. We identify possible solutions and help you to achieve them. And we recognize that giving good and practical legal advice means more than knowing the law: we also take into account the clinical, ethical and relationship issues at play in every matter.

We are accessible, compassionate and persistent. We understand that health matters take our clients away from work. We therefore offer flexible office hours and leverage technology to ensure we can serve you in the most convenient way.

While our practice is focused on the law of Ontario, Canada, we have clients all over the world. Please click here to learn more about our Services and here to learn more about how we serve clients outside the Greater Toronto Area.

 

20 Crown Steel Drive, Unit 12
Markham, ON L3R 9X9

E-mail: lisa@lisafeldstein.ca Phone: 416-937-8768 Visit Website

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