Yes, you can. You don’t have to be getting along in order to choose mediation for your separation. In fact, it’s very common that parents who come into mediation are not getting along and are not able to have productive conversations on their own.
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.