Susan Ingram is interviewed on "Get Your Money's Worth"
See my interview on cable TV with Judith West of “Getting Your Money’s Worth” on the subject of Eldercare mediation.

One of my main tasks, as your mediator, is to provide a comfortable and safe environment in which you and the other party can reach a mutually acceptable resolution to your dispute/conflict. By helping you explore and understand the underlying issues, from both of your perspectives, I facilitate your finding more creative and rewarding solutions to your dispute.

For further information on arrangements and fees, please contact me.

As your mediator, I can help you address issues in the following areas:

Divorce Mediation

  • Property distribution
  • Child support
  • Child custody and child care issues
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Parenting arrangements
  • Debt allocation
  • Tax considerations
  • Retirement and pension assets
  • Additional considerations, including issues raised by a special needs child

Family Mediation

  • Parenting decisions, including issues related to education and special needs
  • Parent-teen disputes
  • Parent-adult children disputes
  • Family property disputes
  • Heir disputes
  • Family transitions, including issues related to step-parenting, remarriage, adoption

Elder Mediation

  • Eldercare transitions
  • Healthcare choices
  • Estate planning, trusts and wills
  • Family caregiving
  • Financial management planning
  • Family decision-making

Family Business Mediation

  • Succession and transition planning
  • Family governance
  • Intergenerational issues
  • Employment of family members
  • Management transitions
  • Estate planning

The benefits of mediation include:

Voluntary: Mediation is a voluntary process; the parties control the process and may choose to end it at any time.

Decision-making: While the mediator guides the process, the parties make all of the decisions.

Flexibility: Unlike the litigation process, mediation has no formal rules or procedures that must be followed.

Cost Savings: Mediation costs significantly less than litigation, so the parties are left with more financial reserves.

Forward Movement: Since it takes less time to resolve the dispute, the parties can move on more quickly with their lives.

Privacy: All communications made during the mediation are treated as confidential.

Collaboration: The parties learn a collaborative approach to addressing their needs, thus reaching a win-win resolution.

Ongoing Relationship: Through the mediation process, the parties have built a better way for communicating in the future.