Wills and Estates
Decisions about transitions and end of life issues are often better made when those involved have a chance to talk about their goals and hopes and the practical realities involved. But the issues can sometimes be uncomfortable and it can feel unsafe to address them. Family dynamics are sometimes complicated and can present barriers to open discussion. It is not uncommon that families avoid talking about the issues or run into troubled waters when they do. Mediation can be used to proactively and constructively discuss these important matters and come to agreements with which everyone feels satisfied.
Similarly, mediation can help family members deal with difficult estate issues after the death of a family member. Sometimes the consequences of previous decisions or of decisions not made can threaten family relationships. Mediation can help family members resolve the issues and preserve their relationships.