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Valuable Links & Articles

 → The August 2015  issue of Kiplinger's Retirement Report includes an article by Beth Brophy:  "Solving Sibling Squabbles Over a Parent's Care"

"If advance planning didn't do the trick, hiring a professional mediator can help settle a family feud."

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 → Read an excellent article by Luc Rinaldi, "Elder Mediation Could be a Staple in Age-Related Care"  on www.alzlive.com

"A roadmap during a cost-intensive life phase, that addresses both the needs of the caregiver and the assets of the patient."


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 → Read a timely article by Claudia Laws, "SAVVY SENIOR: Elder mediation can help families resolve caregiving conflicts"  on rapidcityjournal.com



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For Senior Caregivers, Mediation Is Often a Must

(7/29/16) Stephen Fritsch

When it comes time to decide on care for an elderly parent, mediation can help family members make tough financial and life care decisions.

Mediating Family Property and Estate Conflicts: Keeping the Peace and Preserving Family Wealth

(7/22/15) 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.

Mediation - The Savvy Choice

(10/21/14) 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

(7/18/14) 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.

Elder Care and Mediation - Video

(5/10/14) 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.

To Move or Not To Move an Elder

(12/06/13) 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.

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