Category Archives: Elder Issues

TIPS FOR DEALING WITH FAMILY CONFLICT DURING THE HOLIDAYS

This post offers practical suggestions for dealing with family conflict during holiday gatherings. Continue reading

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A LAW PRACTICE DEVOTED TO MORE PEACEABLE AND WHOLESOME PERSONAL AND FAMILY LEGAL TRANSITIONS

Welcome to a law and mediation practice that is focused on quality and sustainability of results for clients in the long term through non-adversarial resolution of family conflict Continue reading

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What Is A Mediator?

This post answers the question, “what is a mediator?” Continue reading

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What Does a Mediator Do?

How to schedule an appointment Continue reading

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Food Stamps for the Elderly and Disabled

Low income elderly and vulnerable adults in South Carolina receive special, streamlined application to qualify for food stamps (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) Continue reading

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When to suspect Undue Influence or Exploitation of Vulnerable Adult

Do you have a gut feeling that something is not right with regard to an elderly or vulnerable adult, or how that person is being treated by others? Here are some warning signs about exploitation, which is a form of elder abuse. Continue reading

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Recognizing Stages of Conflict and Knowing When to Call for Help

Is this dispute something you can work through yourselves, something a mediator can help with, or do you need to call law enforcement? This article discussing stages of conflict and intervention strategies appropriate for each stage will help you decide. Continue reading

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Peace Of Mind

A list of documents you should compile, store in a safe place, and make sure your loved ones know where to find Continue reading

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Do I Need a Trust?

A comprehensive legal checkup will include consideration of your circumstances, your goals, and whether a trust would (or would not) be useful to help you achieve your long term objectives. Continue reading

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Scapegoating in Conflict Resolution, Part I

When we are confronted with a problem that has no easy or obvious solution, it’s tempting to scapegoat rather than address the true causes. Here is a personal story that illustrates the basic idea of scapegoating and shows why it’s not a good method of conflict resolution. Continue reading

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