What happens when seniors are faced with major life transitions and their families become embroiled in conflict? Concerns are typically raised in the realms of of residence decisions, distribution of caregiving responsibilities, safety and health concerns, wills and estates, the sale of the family home, and more may divide a family for generations. When communication gets difficult, it is advised that families enlist the help of a skilled mediator to facilitate open, honest, and constructive conversation.
What is Elder Mediation?
- Private, confidential, and voluntary
- A facilitated, direct conversation in which family members are encouraged to candidly express their interests and concerns
- These meetings may be held anywhere – from homes to more formal office settings
- Allow families to create workable and mutually acceptable solutions to complex problems
Who is the Mediator?
- Families may choose any accredited mediator to assist them in these scenarios
- Abby L Steinberg, ESQ is among the very first in Broward County to receive specific training in the field of Elder Mediation
- She has been a practicing attorney in the fieldas of Probate, Estate Planning, and Real Estate Holdings for 30+ years
- This makes her uniquely qualified to handle many of the pitfalls which arise during difficult mediation sessions
Why Choose Mediation?
- Issues are addressed and progress is made in a timely fashion
- Participants are able to repair strained relationships
- Outcomes are tailored to the unique specifications of those involved, increasing overall satisfaction with solutions
- Conflict can be kept outside of the courtroom. This is preferential because courts are not geared to develop creative options for families. Rather, judges make decisions based upon their interpretation of applicable laws
- There are no “winners” and “losers”, just people reaching a mutually acceptable conclusion
If you would like more detailed information related to your scenario specifically, please call our offices at (954) 742 – 6626