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Being hospitalized doesn't mean that you can't get legal services, especially at a time that a lawyer might well be essential. At Neufeld Legal PC, we understand that people find themselves in the hospital and in need of immediate legal counsel. In those circumstances, you need a compassionate and experienced lawyer who can promptly attend to those legal matters from the hospital bedside.

Whether that takes the form of dealing with long overdue estate planning matters (i.e. wills, powers of attorney) or corporate/financial planning/restructuring, you need a lawyer that can not only implement those interests, but appropriately advising you as to the viability of such approaches and advising as to the possibly better options. For though it is not our role as lawyers to make decisions for people, it is important that we present options and alternatives, while seeing out the pros and cons of those options such that the client might make an intelligent and well informed decision.

Thereafter, we need to make sure that the individual's decision works and is capable of standing up against scrutiny. Because the unfortunate thing with legal actions undertaken while an individual is in hospital is that if they are unpopular with certain people, they might well be challenged in court at a later date. As such, we need to make sure that those lethal actions are done correctly and the competency of the individual giving the directives is properly substantiated. And if that competency is lacking, that is a concern that needs to be addressed accordingly, given their inability to give legally binding directives that can withstand court challenges.  

Hospital visits are necessary, but unfortunately come with additional legal cost due to the associated travel time. As such, we look to schedule meetings in the evening where possible, where travel is easier and doesn't interfere with the regular business day (and where our schedule allows, we undertake weekend meetings). As such, weekday meetings scheduled for 7pm or later incur a travel rate of $150 per hour (plus applicable taxes and disbursements, including parking and gas) for both directions, and multiplied by 1.5 where one of our legal assistants is also required to attend (i.e. for purposes of signing legal documents). For weekdays prior to 7pm and weekends, where our schedule permits, our travel rate is $250 per hour (plus applicable taxes and disbursements, including parking and gas) for both directions. Standard legal rates are charged while at the hospital, with our standard rate being $400 per hour - however, please call for specifics. Estimated travel times, which can be impacted by accidents, rush hour, etc. Please note that in all events, meetings are dependent upon our pre-existing schedule, such that we are unable to make any pre-assurances.

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