Elder Mediation

Overview

Are you ready to learn more about the latest focus in mediation: helping elders and their families navigate decisions about health, financial and daily living concerns?

Our elder mediation training workshops help you expand your mediation skills into this growing field. View the workshop costs, and note discount for early registration. View the calendar to see elder trainings currently scheduled, or contact us to schedule an elder training in your location.

For a glimpse into the elder mediation process, read how Zena helped one family come to make better decisions about their mother's care.

Our Trainings

Eldercare and Probate Mediation Training

Eldercare and Probate Mediation training focus on Adult Guardianship and Family Caregiver Mediation as well as mediation after the death of a parent. Adult Guardianship and Family Caregiver mediation are quite different from other types of mediation. Probate mediation is similar to civil mediation, but the emotions are often at an extreme We focus on inclusion of the older person's voice in the mediation and techniques for working in multiparty family mediations. At the conclusion of the training, participants will be prepared to organize and perform Elder Mediations. Meant for both mediators and possible participants in mediation, this is an advanced training for those who have already taken basic mediation training, and an introduction to Elder Mediation for those who have not.

Eldercare and Probate Mediation Training

Eldercare and Probate Mediation training focus on Adult Guardianship and Family Caregiver Mediation as well as mediation after the death of a parent. Adult Guardianship and Family Caregiver mediation are quite different from other types of mediation.… Read More

Costs & Logistics

The information below is general information for workshops only. Costs for workshops are determined by the local host. Please see the calendar for contact information for the particular workshop of interest, and contact the local host directly. If no… Read More

Faculty

Trainers for the elder mediation courses are Susan Butterwick, Roxanne Chang and Zena Zumeta, experienced mediators and trainers in family and elder issues with practices located in Michigan and a national training base. They have presented at major… Read More

Resources

Articles from our Faculty Mediation in Probate and Estate Cases, by Susan D. Hartman, J.D. and Susan J. Butterwick, J.D. This article appeared in the State Bar of Michigan Probate and Estates Section Journal in May 2010. Mediation in Probate Cases, b… Read More

Accomplished its goal – excellent!
– Chicago, Ill.

Very good balance and focus. The ‘war stories’ were good.
– Ann Arbor, Mich.