Wednesday, January 29, 2014
ABA Section on Dispute Resolution Spring Conference Features Session "New Options for Elders and Their Families: Dispute Resolution for High Conflict Cases,"
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution will hold its Spring Conference April 2-5 in Miami. Details here.
One of the many conference events will be a session on "New Options for Elders and Their Families: Dispute Resolution for High Conflict Cases," on Thursday April 3 at 4:30 pm. The speakers and session description are below:
- Sue Bronson, New Prospects, Milwaukee, WI
- Linda Fieldstone, Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center, Miami, FL
- Siri Gottlieb, The Cooperative Parenting Center, Ann Arbor, MI
As the baby boomers age, the number of families that develop conflict over the care of an elder also increases. Using parenting coordination as a model, the Florida Chapter of AFCC has joined the Association of Conflict Resolution in the development of a dispute resolution option to address the high conflict in these cases. In an unprecedented effort involving over 20 Florida Statewide organizations and 25 national/Canadian organizations, this project fills a gap in ADR processes. It will help address the incoming influx of guardianship cases where conflict becomes the driving force of the family and mediation is unsuccessful.