Three articles have caught my eye this week, because I provide all 3 services. This is why I love my varied practice — all geared toward helping families through their many transiations!
The New York Law Journal published an article (in which I am featured!) by colleagues Ellie Wertheim and Abby Tolchinsky entitled Elder Mediation Addresses Range of Family Decisions, explaining that often, mediation can address important issues that the law cannot.
The New York Times article, If ‘Forever’ Doesn’t Work Out: The Same-Sex Prenup, addresses the practical usefulness of prenups for same-sex couples, especially in light of the complicated legal status of same sex marriages. (I wish they’d mentioned that mediation and collaborative process are particularly useful for the decision making process that leads to the creation of prenuptial agreements.)
And, finally, yesterday’s Op-Ed piece in the New York Times: Taking Responsibility for Death, which discusses the need for a health care proxy and living will. I find that this is one of the most difficult topics for clients to think about — even harder than writing a will — but also one of the most important.
You never know when the future will come.