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Eldercare Mediation: Setting Families up for Success 08/30/2019
Kathleen Kauth
Working with families to help an older adult identify how they want to spend their final years and communicate it to all involved parties.
It's Time to Talk.... 04/17/2020
Kathleen Kauth
Talking about end of life wishes is never fun, and seldom easy.
When No One Wants to Talk... 01/31/2020
Kathleen Kauth
How do you handle talking with other family members about serious issues when they don't think anything is wrong?
Dividing the Burial Plot in Divorce 01/17/2020
Mary Salisbury
This article addresses an often overlooked asset in divorce, the burial plot, and the surprising negative consequences of failing to address this asset in the divorce decree.
Divorce and Social Security 12/11/2019
I. Jay Safier
This article will discuss how benefits are distributed to two people who are now divorced.
Montana Nursing Homes and Families Receive Assistance to Resolve Disputes 11/04/2019
Kayre Chatellier
Montana Mediation Association (MtMA) received a Civil Monetary Penalty Reinvestment Grant to prevent and delay resident discharges from Montana Nursing Homes.
CMS Issues Final Rule Allowing Pre-Dispute Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements 08/09/2019
Beth Graham
Nursing homes are now able to have protection and a clear plan with arbitration agreements.
Divorcing After Long-Term Marriage Checklist of Considerations 07/18/2019
Dr. Lynne C. Halem
For couples facing divorce in their late fifties, sixties, and beyond, the questions and issues are quite distinct from those facing younger couples.
Disputing at a Panchayat Meeting 09/14/2019
Peter Adler
When I was twenty-two years old, I did a two-year stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Here is a brief account of a dispute resolution meeting with a local governing council called the panchayat.
Divorce Done Differently! 06/06/2019
Denise French
As soon as you begin to contemplate divorce, the nauseating, panic-attack-inducing realization of losing half of your net worth kicks in and you find yourself wondering if it’s even worth it to consider leaving if you’re just going to end up broke and starving.
Division of Assets and Debts 04/26/2019
Leyla Balakhane
Financial matters are a primary topic of discussion in divorce mediation.
Family Feud? Use Eldercaring Coordination for High Conflict in Eldercare 11/01/2018
Sarah Gross
This article distinguishes elder mediation and eldercaring coordination, and discusses the benefits of eldercaring coordination for high-conflict cases.
Mediation, Elder Abuse And Saving The Family: Mediation & Conflict Strategies To Avoid Elder Abuse 05/26/2017
Patricia Porter
As Americans are getting older, more and more issues arise relating to elder abuse in financial and health care settings. Studies show that the majority of abuse occurs within the family. What can be done to resolve these issues? Listen to a respected elder abuse mediator and author, Steve Mehta, and learn how to address these difficult issues.
Mediating Family Property and Estate Conflicts: Keeping the Peace and Preserving Family Wealth 01/30/2018
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.
Socially Responsible Real Estate Development 02/03/2017
Larry Susskind
Direct engagement with a wide range of stakeholders, using the tools of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, is required.
Mediation Dance-Writing 11/28/2018
Peter Adler
Sometime between 480 and 221 BC during China’s Warring States Period, a general named Wu wrote a short and now widely read treatise on how to win a big fight. The highest excellence, he said, is the “sheathed sword,” achieving your goal without fighting.
Reconsidering How to Honor a Father's Wishes 08/03/2018
Nancy Shuger
This article illustrates how a mediator can assist parties to move from their positions to their underlying interests.
Disability Mediation : An Overview 06/14/2018
Ryan Compton
This article is to give an over view of the use of disability mediation and a case study. The article will highlight some of the benefits of utilizing specialist mediators, confidentiality and why disability mediation works.
The Gang of Fourteen 05/29/2018
Peter Adler
These are dark times, especially if you are part of the loose community of people who by virtue of nature and/or nurture, are of a mediative persuasion.
3 Reasons Why You Want to Mediate Guardianship Disputes 04/27/2018
Lee Drizin
Settling the issue of who should take legal guardianship over a ward can be a long, drawn out, and tedious process.
Why Are You And Your Sibling Fighting Over Your Parent's House? 04/12/2018
Kamela Laird
In this model, the lawyer-mental health professional duo creates a safe container for you and your sibling to communicate authentically about what really matters to you.
ADR in the Regulation of Aged Care 11/06/2017
Shirli Kirschner
The role of ADR in the aged care sector has a chequered history with regulatory bodies and dispute resolution processes frequently changing in response to public concerns and budgetary considerations.
Nursing Homes May Continue to Use Arbitration Agreements 05/22/2017
Sarah Cole
In a very unsurprising decision, the Supreme Court ruled 7-1 that a Kentucky nursing home can enforce contracts signed residents’ relatives that required all disputes involving the nursing home to arbitration.
Interview with Jay Folberg - Views from the Eye of the Storm 05/01/2018
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 - Views from the Eye of the Storm 09/30/2017
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.'
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Video Search Results

Sue Bronson Reflective Practice: In Their Voices Video Conversation Project - Interview with Sue Bronson 03/03/2020
Sue Bronson
Mediator Sue Bronson doesn't rest upon the familiar, but takes what she knows and applies it in new innovative ways. In this 44 minute video, Sue and Michael Lang discuss screening techniques.
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.

News Search Results

Elder News

6/09:

How to resolve legal issues within the family

If you have legal issues that are causing family conflicts, it is best to find ways to resolve it right away. Below are some ways on how you can resolve legal issues within the family.

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1/06:

The Future of Mediation in Trusts and Estates

In this Trusts and Estates law column, C. Raymond Radigan and Lisa Fenech discuss a new mediation initiative that is helping to resolve the logjam within the courts. Practitioners should be aware of this plan, and the ways it may help their clients resolve family disputes in a more efficient manner.

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10/03:

Mediation’s role in elder law issues

When adult children disagree on the best course of action regarding ailing parents, disputes dating back to childhood can resurface.

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9/04:

The Real Cost Of Refusing To Mediate

Here Peter Brewer, a solicitor and partner in the national firm of Clarke Willmott LLP, based in the Commercial and Private Client Litigation team in Birmingham, looks at the recent dispute between step-sisters Deborah Cutler and Anna Winter over their parents’ estate.

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7/31:

How Mediation Can Spare Families from Costly Litigation Over Estates.

We think the lesson is plain — when estate planning or family business attorneys detect disputes brewing between family members over an estate or family business, there is a small window of opportunity for the attorneys to suggest mediation to their clients to spare them from costly and destructive litigation.

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6/28:

How Mediators Can Add Value to the Estate Planning Process

Mediators can add substantial value to the estate planning process by helping estate planning lawyers prevent or resolve such disputes while mitigating attendant ethical concerns and professional risks.

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5/03:

UK: Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods to Resolve Trust Disputes

The lack of privacy in court proceedings, and the fact that they will always carry a degree of uncertainty, is prompting high net worth individuals to seek alternative ways of resolving disputes over high value trusts.

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4/30:

Elder Mediation Can Bring Families Back Together

What must a family do when they are facing such an impasse and the breakdown of relationships with each other? At this point it may be best to call on a neutral party to come in, repair the damage and help them make the right decisions.

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1/30:

How to fight age discrimination in the workplace

Seniors in the workplace may have to deal with age discrimination from younger co-workers. Jim Miller breaks down what seniors can do to fight age discrimination in this week's Savvy Senior.

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1/30:

PBGC makes mediation program permanent, including fiduciary breach cases

A pilot PBGC mediation program was made permanent and expanded to include fiduciary breach cases, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. said Thursday.

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1/08:

Mediation as an Alternative to Estate Litigation

Lawyers can educe the court workload while providing voices to the parties’ positions without jeopardizing settlement positions.

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11/19:

Can elder mediation prevent abuse?

Mediation can help resolve family conflict before it escalates to elder abuse, a conference will hear, but only if it is part of a wider approach to early intervention and support.

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10/30:

For Life's Family Disputes, Mediation Could Help

Family mediation can possibly help your family overcome a conflict. What mediation does differently is attempt to solve disagreements in two or three sessions, which can be cost effective -- if the situation fits.

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8/28:

What Can Advisors Do When Family Disputes Threaten Client Wealth?

Expensive lawsuits or standoffs that damage businesses the family is arguing about can threaten the very work you’ve done over time. You’ve tried to preserve wealth and keep families on track. They can ruin your best efforts.

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8/10:

Marin County fine tunes mediation law to encourage cities to follow

With several Marin cities and towns considering adopting a mandatory mediation law similar to the county’s, supervisors this week moved to fine-tune the ordinance.

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5/22:

Resolving California Trust and Estate Disputes – A Mediator’s Perspective

Many California trust and estate disputes are resolved by mediation instead of a final adjudication in the Superior Court. Mediation can offer a custom-crafted resolution to a case that avoids the stress, expense and unpredictability of a trial.

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5/08:

State grant-in-aid supports mediations, family meetings for seniors

The Ku?ikahi and West Hawaii mediation centers are receiving state grant-in-aid funds to support mediations and facilitated family meetings for seniors ages 60 and older.

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3/21:

Can senior-run mediation sessions change attitudes towards domestic abuse in Senegal?

We tried to merge the cultural way of solving your problems with an old person in the village who is wise and the parliamentary system into what is now the MJ.

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2/22:

Elder abuse mediation could be based on child custody model, legal group says

The family law mediation model has an 80% success rate, National Legal Aid chairman says.

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2/06:

Conciliation, mediation help resolve parent maintenance cases

Before going to court, parents who file maintenance applications will have to attend mediation before their case is heard by the Tribunal. Last year, mediators resolved half of the maintenance applications filed, an increase from 39 per cent in 2013.

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12/21:

Battling it out when it comes to aging parent's care? Elder mediation might help

Elder mediation is a growing field. Specially trained mediators work with adult siblings and seniors to address family conflict and challenges around shared decision-making and communication.

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8/28:

Squabbles Over the Family Summer Home? Don’t Hire a Lawyer Just Yet

Enter transformative mediation, an ambitious but often lengthy process with a single goal: to get the people involved to think differently. If siblings are successful in changing their thoughts about each other, practitioners say, the present conflict will be resolved and the relationships that the siblings have with each other will be altered.

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8/22:

Wealthy families are turning to 'transformative mediation' to decide who gets the summer home

In The New York Times, Paul Sullivan writes that wealthy families who once turned to their lawyers over matters of inheritance are now pursuing a different method of conflict resolution: transformative mediation.

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8/11:

Consider mediation for elder disputes

Mediation, long considered to be an alternative to lengthy expensive divorce actions, can also be used where there is a dispute among adult children regarding frail, disabled and incapacitated parents.

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6/13:

New Program Offers Mediation Services for Caregivers, Elderly

Ku?ikahi Mediation Center and West Hawai?i Mediation Center, in partnership with Hawai’i County Office of Aging, have partnered to launch a new program providing mediation and conflict resolution support services for kupuna, caregivers and families on Hawai?i Island.

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