Elder law attorneys use a holistic approach to handle the legal needs of older adults. Work can include general estate planning issues, planning for long term care, planning for incapacity, and protection against elder abuse. A central focus is ensuring that the client is protected and is able to maintain the maximum degree of autonomy and independence, while achieving the highest possible quality of life.
Mediation is a voluntary method of dispute resolution that allows parties to craft their own solution to a dispute. A neutral third party (the mediator) assists the parties in identifying the issues, generating and evaluating options, and creating an agreeable solution. Mediators never impose decisions on the parties, but encourage the parties to find common ground and resolve the dispute on their own terms.