My siblings and I disagree

Susan (Guest) on Sunday, September 16 2012, 08:51 AM
My siblings and I disagree about the appropriate long term care/health needs of our elderly parents. What are the options to resolve our “family feud”?
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    Replied by Attorney Amy Beth Baron on Wednesday, September 19 2012, 02:03 PM · Hide · #1
    A couple of options. Your best bet is finding a “neutral” party trained in both mediation and the underlying health and financial issues involved. An “elder law mediator” is trained to listen to all the parties, help them identify their issues, goals and concerns, assist them in generating options and provide them guidance on how they can properly examine and determine which option(s) would work best in their situation. Elder mediators also teach the parties how to move through future disagreements hopefully without the need for court intervention. If mediation does not work there is always an option to hire attorneys. Do your homework to make sure the Mediator or Elder Law Attorney will provide you with the services and approach that you want. This is your family. What is in the best interest of your elderly parents is at the heart of the matter but also equally important is how your relationship with your siblings will be preserved as you move into the future. Good luck to you.
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