In Family Mediation the issue of what to do with the family home is a hot topic. The family home is often a couple’s biggest asset. Besides the financial value there is often an emotional value attached to it. Sometimes working through the emotional piece is harder than figuring out the financial piece.
Along with a parenting plan, property division is the other area where much of mediation time is spent. Questions abound in this area. How do we decide who gets what? Do we just split it 50/50? What am I entitled to?
Elder Mediation is a process that people are becoming more and more aware of as a valuable and effective way to resolve conflict that can arise in families as parents age. Unfortunately, what is often missed is that Elder Mediation can be used to prevent conflict. Lawyers, professionals and families often do not understand this preventative aspect of Elder Mediation.
Just like anyone else, people with disabilities may find themselves in various disagreements or conflicts in their daily life. These issues may be directly related to their disability or the person may find themselves at a disadvantage because of them.
As parents age deeply entrenched family dynamics can come to the forefront. It is not uncommon for this to be a time for many families where there is tension and conflict between parents and their adult children and also amongst the siblings.