Both for good financial and emotional cost reasons, if not, good sense, we are strong advocates for resolving disputes in the area of ageing parents and their families without recourse to the legal system. Such disputes can be not only soul destroying but can often result in family implosion and the irrevocable break up of family ties and relationships.
Disputes have a gestation cycle and often start in a low key way where a member of the family expresses concern about what is happening with mum or dad’s affairs. This can quickly escalate to a carping and destructive exchange between siblings and even grandchildren while all the while, the ageing parents can be like pawns in a power play between their children.
We are experts in the interests of older people through our practice of Elder Law. But because we often see the disastrous consequences of families being destroyed over arguments about mum or dad or both, we offer a targeted and specialised service in mediating and resolving family disputes.
When should you get in touch?
We highly recommend that at the first sign of a dispute or disagreement, you consider requesting our services in order to reduce the potential for escalation. We can, as well, be called in at any time in a dispute even if it had descended to lawyers being involved for members of the family or worse, ending up in court proceedings.
For your family’s and your parents well-being and happiness, contact us for more details on our services and costs, sooner rather than later.