Older adults, their families and caregivers may need help making difficult decisions related to long-term care, guardianship, medical treatment, living arrangements, and financial and estate planning.
Misunderstandings and differences of opinion can lead to conflict, despite the best efforts of all involved. Some families turn to the courts to resolve emotionally charged issues that, with guidance, could have been decided by the families themselves.
Elder Mediation helps achieve what older adults want most: harmonious family relationships, cooperative decision-making, and a sound plan of care. Guided by a trained elder mediator, families can respectfully resolve:
Elder mediation provides the counsel of a trained, neutral third party to help families communicate effectively and come together to reach mutually agreeable decisions. Our family law attorneys have the training and experience in adult guardianship mediation to be effective elder law mediators, striking a balance between the concerns of adult children and the privacy and autonomy of an older adult.
Families learn to explore their options thoughtfully, make informed choices, and plan wisely for future needs. In the process, more trusting relationships are developed, reducing the likelihood of continued conflict or potential litigation.
Schedule a confidential consultation to see if elder mediation is right for your family.