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Family Mediation for Elder Issues

Family Mediation for Elder Issues by Sandy Balick{2:54 minutes to read} In the minds of many, family mediation is usually associated with the contentious subjects of separation and divorce. But increasingly, family mediation is showing its value as a way to resolve a wide range of challenging family-related issues, particularly those involving aging individuals.

It differs from divorce mediation only in the objective. While divorce revolves around the dissolution of a marriage, the mediation of elder issues is all about the creation of improved family situations and better interpersonal relationships within the family.

This is not family therapy, but a means of tackling such difficult issues as aging adults, family business or investment succession, and other matters that commonly arise in the familial context.

Three areas of issues lend themselves well to family mediation. Continue reading