Family Matters: Some Emerging Legal Issues in Intergenerational and Generational Relations

  • Ann M. SodenAd. E.


Family members may be very involved in the legal concerns of an older person and may even have a stake in the outcome. While family and friend involvement is very important they need to be helped to understand the ethical obligations that lawyers are required to follow. It is possible, in some circumstances, for more than one family member to be clients of the same lawyer. This is common in married couples. However, there are several reasons why lawyers always need to meet with the client alone for at least part of the case evaluation process. The lawyer will need to explain to the family member or friend his professional duties to his client of loyalty, confidentiality and avoidance of conflicts of interest.


Supra Note Adult Child Legal Representative Life Planning Undue Influence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute of Law, Policy and AgingMontrealCanada

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