Lisa is admitted to practice in all Vermont state and federal courts. Lisa’s... more
Lisa is admitted to practice in all Vermont state and federal courts. Lisa’s practice includes nonprofit corporations, property (real estate, wills, probate), family law (divorce, guardianships, parental rights and responsibilities, etc.) and other civil law (landlord/tenant, breach of contract) matters. She graduated from Vermont Law School in May of 2011 with a JD and Masters of Environment... view profile
I have been practicing law since 1988. I enjoy working with clients to help them... more
I have been practicing law since 1988. I enjoy working with clients to help them with personal and business problems. I am trained in the practice of collaborative law, which is a relatively new field here in Vermont providing an alternative to litigation. I am married and the mother to three teenage sons. I enjoy the beauty of Vermont outdoors, cooking and gardening. I enjoy blogging and writi... view profile
A power of attorney is a document you sign to give someone else the right to make legal decisions for you. Unlike a guardianship, you determine the decision makers' authority by the language used in the power of attorney form; you can limit it to health matters, financial issues, or any combination of powers that suits your needs. For example, if you are having heart surgery, you might consider appointing a family member with power of attorney over your health care, in case decisions need to be made and you aren't able to make them. Lawyers with expertise drafting power of attorney forms make sure the decision-making authority you are giving someone matches what you have in mind.