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25 September, 2011

Would My Case Be Right For A Facilitated Meeting Or Elder Mediation?

2020-05-22T19:56:14-07:00September 25th, 2011|Categories: Dementia, Elder Mediation, Facilitated Meetings, Family Disputes|

When clients call with a problem involving family conflict, they often don't believe that their situation could be helped by using a facilitated meeting or elder mediation. They might be wrong. Here are some examples of cases where a meeting or mediation could assist the parties to reach resolution: Conflict related to guardianship proceedings. This type of case might include allegations of improper care, neglect, financial abuse, or charges of undue influence. The dispute might involve whether a guardianship is the best option, or who should be appointed guardian. Conflict among family members over the care of a parent diagnosed ...


11 July, 2011

Why Should Parties Consider Elder Mediation?

2020-05-22T19:56:32-07:00July 11th, 2011|Categories: Elder Mediation|

If you are involved in a dispute over the care or assets of an elder individual, there are several factors to consider when deciding whether mediation might be an appropriate course of action for you. COST. Disputes involving elders often have several parties, and each may have their own attorney. Discovery and litigation costs can be prohibitive. Expenses can be minimized if mediation is scheduled early in the process. Henry David Thoreau said, “The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long ...