Mediations are held in-person or via online video conferencing.
Decision-making around how to care for older adults can be complicated and conflicts during the course of an elder’s care can make both the elder and adults involved feel overwhelmed, confused and vulnerable. Fortunately, mediation provides an avenue towards clarity, self-empowerment and consideration of options and resources for everyone involved. The following issues can be addressed:
- Health and medical care
- Legal matters
- Living arrangements
- Communication issues
- Family relationships
- Respite care
- Support for caregivers
- Personal maintenance
- Autonomy and self-determination
Everyone can find mediation to be a more constructive avenue in solving disagreements. Attorneys, medical professionals, social workers, residence staff, relatives and children, spiritual care givers and friends can all find resolution and satisfaction with the help of a mediator.
Family and Divorce Mediation
The issues resolved in family mediation include:
- divorce and separation
- property and debt distribution
- alimony and spousal support
- child support, custody and schedules
- parenting plans and coordination
- health care and insurance
Virtually anything can be discussed and desires can be expressed and assimilated into the final agreement as opposed to the divorce litigation process, where courts only have a handful of outcomes that can be granted. Litigation is also incredibly taxing and stressful on families as well as expensive and time consuming. Divorce attorneys may also have trouble getting past contentious issues in the process because they are not practiced in the art of negotiation and compromise. Family mediators can help at any time, even before the divorce process starts.