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Mediating Family Property and Estate Conflicts: Keeping the Peace and Preserving Family Wealth 07/22/2015
Jay Folberg
Of all of the cases I have mediated over the past 30 years, the most challenging and rewarding disputes have been those between family members over family property, estates, trusts and businesses.
Now Negotiating with Iran; Remembering Senior Mediators Statement Urging Effective Negotiation Approaches 03/30/2015
Jim Melamed
This article was originally posted during October of 2006. That was a time when the Bush administration absolutely refused to talk with Iran. This outraged many Americans, including many mediators. Now, with the U.S. and Iran seriously talking, if not agreeing, it is appropriate and timely to wonder whether this example of "mediator activism," now 9 years ago, may have played a small part in encouraging the negotiations that have come to take place.
SCOTUS Denies Cert in Nursing Home Arbitration Case 01/15/2016
Jill Gross
On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to review a decision of the Supreme Court of Texas that enforced a pre-dispute arbitration clause in an agreement a patient signed with a nursing home pre-admission. After the patient died, her family sued the nursing home in state court alleging negligent care and wrongful death.
Federal Judge Orders Sugar Land Nursing Home Visitation Dispute to Mediation 02/20/2015
Beth Graham
A Sugar Land nursing home dispute that arose after an elderly resident’s family was banned from a long-term care facility over a number of social media posts has reportedly been ordered to mediation. According to a complaint filed in the Southern District of Texas, Silverado Senior Living barred a woman’s two sons and daughter-in-law from the premises after the individuals refused to remove several photos and videos of their mother at the facility from their social media accounts.
Interview with Jay Folberg 11/03/2015
Jay Folberg
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Jay Folberg filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
Interview with Zena Zumeta 02/22/2016
Zena Zumeta
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Zena Zumeta, long time mediator, trainer and former President of the Academy of Family Mediators, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.'
Editorial Notes on Elder Mediation Future 10/23/2014
Clare Fowler
This page includes editorial notes on the future of the elder mediation sector.
Elder Divorce Mediation 01/17/2014
Dr. Lynne C. Halem
As the remaining baby boomers turn 50 this year, we continue to see a significant increase in divorce and separation among the general population of those in that 50-plus age bracket.
To Move or Not To Move an Elder 12/06/2013
Halee Burg
This article concerns the important decisions that often face caregivers or other family members concerning where an elder family member will live, the strong emotions that are evoked in families contemplating a possible elder move, the important questions that should be considered in considering a move, and how mediation can support families in having a productive discussion concerning this important, complex and highly emotional issue.
AudioBlog: Transforming Difficult Decision Making In Elder Care Planning 04/22/2013
Patricia Porter
Families today are assuming responsibility for the informal care of over 75 percent of elderly family members and are often faced with difficult decisions from a bewildering array of choices: e.g. estate planning, financial issues, and guardianship. In the best of circumstances, this can be a stressful process and sometimes leads to disagreements, confusion, and conflict at a time when the best intentions of the family are to work together for the needs of a loved and respected aging family member.
AudioBlog: Elder Mediation: Family Disputes Over Caregiving 03/29/2013
Patricia Porter
When families are faced with the long-term care arrangements for their aging parents and relatives, feelings of resentment, anger and jealousy that have festered since childhood often create new problems as families learn to cope and prepare for the road ahead. Instead of working together, families can get stuck placing blame.
A Survey of Public Awareness of Elder Mediation In Northeast and Central Ohio 02/15/2013
John Bertschler, Patricia Bertschler
As private practitioners in the field of mediation over the past fifteen years, we have struggled along with our professional colleagues nationwide to increase public awareness of alternative dispute resolution, particularly mediation. We have been gratified to see awareness grow due to the work of many individuals and professional advocacy groups, as evidenced by this survey.
The Benefits of Working With a Probate Lawyer 11/22/2013
James Burns
When a loved one dies, dealing with the preparations for the funeral are more than enough. Your emotions are raw and this is a very difficult time. In addition to the funeral planning, you will also need to deal with the last will and testament left by your loved one. No one really wants to think about material things at this time but it is very important that you have a probate lawyer assist you with this process.
THE SOFT TOUCH: The Village Elder 06/20/2013
Jeffrey Krivis
At the beginning of every mediation session, I am not sure which hat I will be wearing. Will it be the role of the poker player who is dealing for dollars? The priest who listens to his parishioners’ penitence? The bartender who tells stories? The judge who tells the parties what to do? The philosopher who shares thoughts about the way of the world? Some days I wear all those hats. Other days I might wear just one. As my experience over many years has developed, there is one hat that I find myself wearing more often -- the Village Elder.
Retire Already! Why? 12/12/2014
Larry Susskind
This article discusses retirement in non-traditional fields such as mediation and teaching. Should there be a set retirement age?
Mediation - The Savvy Choice 10/21/2014
Morna Ellis
Elder mediation can be helpful for families trying to make difficult decisions. It helps children and parents make decisions that include everyone's opinions.
Mediating Inheritance Disputes 07/18/2014
Jeffrey Fink
Inheritance disputes can be difficult to resolve. They are tied up in a lifetime of emotions toward the deceased and every other claimant under the will, as well as personal and spousal expectations of monetary gain. Here are 10 tips and tricks that have helped with this kind of dispute.
Values and Interests Revealed in Detroit “Grand Bargain” 06/30/2014
Mary Novak
The story of the Detroit bankruptcy mediation’s emerging “Grand Bargain” (as it has been dubbed in the media) is a fascinating case of many different groups working to protect their chosen interests. The bargain demonstrates how mediation allows parties to consider what they are willing to give in order to secure the things that matter most to them, and how traditional rivals may collaborate for a shared goal.
People Moving: Using the Dimension of Space to get “Unstuck” in Mediation 05/02/2014
Jan Frankel Schau
I read Ken Cloke’s newest book, “The Dance of Opposites” over the last weekend and then yesterday I attended an excellent training by my friends and colleagues at the IAM, Tracy Allen and Eric Galton at the United States District Court. They reminded me of a concept Tracy calls, “People Moving” as a means to getting the parties out of position that appears to be heading towards impasse or “stuck”. In essence, the concept is simple in both dancing and negotiating: if you stop moving, the dance is over.
Mediation Can Help Bridge the Family Divide Created by an Alzheimer's Diagnosis 04/04/2014
Halee Burg
Mediation can support families as they navigate the challenging issues and decisions associated with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. Through productive discussions led by an experienced neutral mediator, mediators help family members explore each topic, share perspectives, gather information, reach consensus, and find their way forward.
I'm Heading for Divorce--What Should I Do? 03/21/2014
Rachel Virk
You want out. Your marriage is no longer happy. You just need to know the correct process for telling your spouse in a safe and respectful way, and know what are the appropriate steps to take.
The Gray Divorce 05/25/2013
Denise Tamir
Though the fact that divorce has become more common and less of a stigma has some impact, that does not explain why the gray divorce rate is climbing while the general divorce rate is going down. Denise Tamir suggests a few contributing factors.
Signing Arbitration Contracts on Admission to a Nursing Home – Who Is Bound? 04/08/2013
Richard Birke
As our population ages, more and more people are being admitted to nursing homes at or near the end of their lives. But when a person is admitted to a nursing home and they sign a contract agreeing to arbitrate any disputes arising out of the care they receive, should their heirs and the estate be bound by that contract?
Facing a Divorce Later in Life? 03/29/2013
Dick Price
It has become noticeable that Baby Boomers and even older people are starting to experience a significant number of divorces. Couples married for 20 to 40 years are getting divorced.
10 Tips for Choosing the Right Divorce Mediator 11/14/2014
Cris Pastore
Perhaps you've come to the realization that divorce mediation is the way to go for you and your spouse, but how do you choose a divorce mediator? After all, not all divorce mediators are created equal.
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Video Search Results

Dane County Bar Association Elder Care and Mediation - Video 05/10/2014
Dane County Bar Association
The Dane County Bar Association's Case Mediation Program has produced videos to help the public understand and use mediation in the dispute resolution process.
James Coben Mediation Case Law Video: Divorce Agreement Complications 04/25/2013
James Coben
In Guthrie v. Guthrie, the validity of a divorce agreement was called into question due to one party's state of mind at the signing. A complicating issue was husband's death during the proceedings.
Linda Singer Pioneer Series: Skills of Successful Mediators - Video 05/06/2014
Linda Singer
Linda Singer talks about how senior mediators achieve success: listening skills, gaining trust, discovering peoples' interests, spending the time with people, building relationships.
JK Belz Elder Mediation - Video 04/18/2012
JK Belz
Video where the owners of JK Belz Mediation and Crowley Legal Solutions discuss the mediation process. The owners also discuss their focus: elder mediation.
Simulation: Elder Mediation - Video 05/03/2009
JK Belz
Elder Mediation-a Solution for Families at War (3 minutes) looks at a typical family conflict over the care of an aging parent, and shows how a mediator can help bring disputing siblings together to work out a solution. This brief video illustrates how a court battle can be avoided through using mediation. A vulnerable senior's choices and quality of life are at stake in this volatile battle for control between his adult children.
Maxine Baker-Jackson Maxine Baker-Jackson: Probate Position Helpful -Video 04/16/2009
Maxine Baker-Jackson
Maxine Baker-Jackson discusses that her position as a probation officer of young girls helped her gain a better understanding of conflict and learning how to manage it.
James Coben James Coben: Early Mentor Experience - Video 10/11/2009
James Coben
James Coben describes his early experiences dialoguing with his mentor, which he sees as a basic component to mediation.
Simulation: A Better Way - Video 05/14/2009
James Coben
This simulation discusses multiple types of mediation. It gives an example of a foreclosure, community, marital, special education, elder, and landlord/tenant dispute. It was a submission to the ABA Dispute Resolution Contest by Child and Family Services.
ABA Section of Dispute Resolution ABA 2010 Mediation Video Contest Honorable Mention Videos 03/15/2010
ABA Section of Dispute Resolution
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution announced the 2010 winners of its First Annual Mediation Video Contest. Honorable Mention was awarded to the following 3 videos: "Mediation: Everyone's a Winner!", "Elder Mediation: A Solution For Families at War", and "Mediation Works."
Kirk Emerson Stephen Erickson: Cultural Connection to How Conflicts Are Resolved - Video 03/14/2009
Kirk Emerson
Stephen Erickson discusses how the concept of mediation is counter to pop culture's way of thinking about solving disputes, which is often right-wrong and win-lose.

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Elder News

5/17:

Irish mediator recognised for contribution to elder mediation

An Irish mediator has been recognised for her contribution to elder mediation at the Elder Mediation World Summit in Linz, Austria. Margaret Bouchier was presented with the The Sherren Award by the Elder Mediation International Network (EMIN), of which she is the ethics committee chair. read

 
4/19:

Elder Care: Conversations of Care

Mediation may be the answer for elder care challenges. Mediation is a process where people in conflict privately, effectively and safely discuss their perspectives and proposed resolutions. Each family member’s perspective should be heard before crafting a plan. read

 
3/29:

Elder mediation can help families resolve conflicts

Are there any services that you know of that help families resolve caregiving conflicts? My mother — who just turned 82 — recently had a stroke, and to make matters worse, my two siblings and I have been perpetually arguing about how to handle her caregiving needs and finances. — Bickering Siblings read

 
3/29:

CT Probate Judges Urged to Use Mediation More Often in Emotionally Charged Cases

While probate court judges routinely hold hearings and issue decisions, probate courts also offer mediation, a chance for the parties to resolve their disputes amicably and in a less formal setting. The state's probate court leadership is pushing for more cases to be resolved this way. read

 
3/14:

SAVVY SENIOR: Elder mediation can help families resolve caregiving conflicts

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any services that you know of that help families resolve caregiving conflicts? read

 
3/08:

Mediation helps families solve conflict with elderly parents

Mediation can help siblings and relatives make sound decisions about how to care for an elderly family member because end-of-life care is a topic that many families do not discuss, says one expert. read

 
2/19:

Colliton: Mediation for elder issues can prevent litigation

Mediation, long considered to be an alternative to lengthy expensive divorce actions, can also be used in other contexts, notably where there is a dispute among adult children regarding frail, disabled and incapacitated parents. If there is anything that brings out old family conflicts like care for, abuse of, and costs relating to elderly parents, I do not know what it is. read

 
2/11:

Feuding Tutus call a truce after mediation

A last-minute mediated truce between feuding members of retired archbishop Desmond Tutu's family has averted the prospect of dirty linen being aired in court. read

 
1/12:

How to Manage Family Strife

Families argue -- especially around the holidays. Overbearing in-laws, wayward teens, stepfamilies, elder care or antiquated parenting plans can turn a home into a war zone. While some situations are easily resolved, others can linger for months -- even years. Instead of allowing conflict to fester -- consider mediation. read

 
11/26:

Will Tom Benson, estranged daughter come face to face in mediation?

Will Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson face his estranged daughter Renee Benson across a mediation table in San Antonio? The question is the latest dispute in the Benson family feud. Renee Benson's lawyer said Tom Benson wants the option to skip mediation in their trust dispute in Texas and send representatives in his place. Renee Benson's legal team argues that the 88-year-old must participate in person. read

 
11/03:

Families struggling to care for elderly turn to mediation

Trained mediators increasingly are helping families at odds when it comes to resolving emotional disputes over the care and finances of aging parents. read

 
10/21:

New Zealand: New retirement village dispute system could be on the way

Retirement village dispute resolution could be improved soon, after a forum in Auckland last week found a gap in the system. The outcome could be a beefed-up mediation process for the approximately 33,000 residents who live in a steadily rising number of villages, attempting to resolve issues faster between the owner/managers and the residents - and complaints might be able to be made online soon. read

 
10/21:

Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson and daughter agree to mediation in Texas lawsuit

Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and his estranged daughter have agreed to work with a mediator on a possible settlement in the fight for control over the family's assets in Texas, lawyers for both sides said Monday (Oct. 19). read

 
9/22:

Kenya: Replace Senate With Elders' Council to Offer Mediation in Times of Crises

If a council of elders existed, it would be the best bet to ending the damaging standoff between the teachers and the government. read

 
8/18:

Guardianship Mediation Pilot Launches in Nassau

The Nassau County Bar Association has launched a pilot program allowing parties in guardianship disputes to enter mediation, with mediators provided by the bar and an investment advisory firm. Through the pilot program, 20 court-referred cases will receive up to four free hours of mediation. If the parties do not reach a resolution during the four hours, they will have the option of paying for additional mediation for $300 per hour, which is the bar association's standard rate. read

 
6/09:

Elder Mediation Could Soon Become a Staple in Age-Related Care

Mom has Alzheimer's disease, your siblings refuse to talk to one another, and your kids are too busy to lend a helping hand. Somehow, all the caregiving duties have been left to you. What to do? Call an elder mediator. You may not have heard the term before, but, with an aging population, the emerging practice of elder mediation could soon become a staple in age-related care. read

 
6/01:

Strengthening Troubled Sibling Bonds to Deal With an Aging Parent

Unlike traditional psychotherapy, which can take years to unearth entrenched problems, mediation is more focused on the present. The mediator does not advocate the viewpoint of any one person; rather, he or she acts as an impartial third party, helping resolve conflicts in ways that are acceptable to everyone. read

 
5/18:

Hospitals, senior communities benefitting from mediation

Two industries that significantly benefit from the mediation boom are hospitals and senior communities. There are a number of significant reasons that these industries are starting to take notice of mediation as a standard practice. read

 
3/05:

What Happens When Elderly Couples Stop Driving?

A University of Missouri researcher has found that even if just one member of a couple stops driving, negative consequences result for both the driver and non-driver. The researcher recommends that the elderly, and their adult children, carefully discuss and plan for the transition to driving cessation.  "These are complicated, difficult decisions, and mediation of the discussion can often be helpful.” read

 
2/10:

Suit over social media posts concerning Silverado Senior Living in mediation

Mediation is taking place in a suit brought by the children of a woman living in a Sugar Land nursing home who claim they have been banned from the facility because social media postings. read

 
12/04:

Aging in Iowa: Mediation program aims to assist Iowa families with difficult aging issues

Mom is growing older. Up to this point, she’s been driving by herself, but she is getting to the age when some family members are concerned about her safety. “It’s one of the big decisions that need to be made,” Iowa City-based mediator Laura Melton Tucker said. “When do (family members) put our foot down with mom and tell her we just aren’t comfortable with her driving anymore?” read

 
11/18:

Family Strife Over Elder Care Consider An Elder Mediator

One or both parents requiring care can create serious stresses and conflicts within families. Sometimes disagreements and misunderstandings over elder care or inheritance issues can lead families to break apart, affecting descendants for generations. To avoid this, elder mediation is available to resolve family disputes that otherwise may go unaddressed or lead to costly and traumatic litigation. A successful resolution can preserve family ties to the benefit of the entire family tree. read

 
8/07:

Home Share Now wins award for mediation

The American College of Civil Trial Mediators, a professional association, recently gave a cash award to Home Share Now for its efforts in home sharing mediation. The award came in support of applying dispute resolution in the alternative setting of facilitated home sharing. Home Share Now has facilitated the sharing of housing, such as by multigenerational housemates, since 2003. The organization said it views conflict resolution as the most important skill necessary for successful home sharing. read

 
4/29:

Singapore children pay up for parents

The concept of filial piety carries such weight in society that it has even found its way into national legislation. The Maintenance of Parents Act states that any resident over the age of 60 who find themselves in difficulty can apply to a tribunal for their children to provide financial support. The process first involves attempts at conciliation under the Commissioner for the Maintenance of Parents. If this fails, both sides then go for mediation, and failing that, a hearing before the tribunal. read

 
3/11:

Summit County Probate Court develops mediation program

When Summit County Probate Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer took office in January 2013, she declared her intention to use mediation as one means of resolving disputes brought to her court. Judge Stormer developed a mediation program, and longtime Akron attorneys William Dowling and Douglas Godshall were appointed as court mediators. Concluding its first year of operation, the mediation program has proven to be a success, enabling the parties involved to resolve numerous disputes without the need for lengthy litigation and court trials. read

 
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