Author Archives: Baltimore Mediation

Partnership Dissolution

Family Disputes - Mediation

MEDIATION WORKS FOR PARTNERSHIP DISSOLUTION

Mediation is an ideal forum, as well as an alternative forum, for addressing the needs of unmarried couples, as well as,  gay and lesbian couples, who are working through a separation of their relationship and acquired property. Mediation can help resolve issues for those who have lived together or bought property together, parented a child together, and/or formed a business together while being involved in an emotional and personal relationship with one another.

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Baltimore Trust and Estate Disputes

Family Disputes - Mediation

MEDIATION WORKS FOR FAMILIES AND SIBLINGS IN DISPUTE OVER INHERITED PROPERTY INCLUDING SUMMER HOMES AND CHERISHED PERSONAL PROPERTY

When parents pass away, it is not only often a painful experience emotionally, but it also often brings about changed situations financially. It can even be a situation of relief mixed with grief and guilt, when the parent died after great suffering, or died when family conflicts were unresolved. Property is often left to children in the form of real estate or stocks.

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Elder Care Conflicts

Family Disputes - Mediation

MEDIATION WORKS FOR FAMILIES FACING CHANGED LIFE CIRCUMSTANCES WITH ELDERLY PARENTS

When one elderly parent either passes away leaving the other elderly parent living alone, or when one or both parents are growing older and in need of greater attention or care, grown children often struggle out of concern and love for the best course of action.

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Facilitation Baltimore

Family Disputes

FACILITATION APPROACH

Baltimore Mediation has extensive experience in mediating family disputes, we offer the facilitation Baltimore trusts. Whether a disagreement between two siblings or the entire family, Baltimore Mediation successfully allows for everyone to be heard where a potentially divisive conflict could have occurred. Mediation can turn contention into an experience of clarity and strength for all which has promoted informed decision making, stronger relationships and the emotion involved in decisions concerning family.

Baltimore Mediation’s systems approach and transformative model which, focuses

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Elder Care Mediation in the Limelight

Press and Publications

ABC World News Tonight with Charles Gibson recently filmed an Elder-care Mediation piece featuring Louise Phipps Senft. Louise had been working with a family facing the numerous difficulties that people with aging parents face.

ABC’s Piece on Elder-Care Mediation

Through years of sibling estrangement and decades of a somewhat tumultuous relationship with their mother, three siblings committed themselves to the mediation process and were able to come together to galvanize and honor their mother’s living will that requested she be kept alive

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Louise Phipps Senft to be Inducted into Circle of Excellence for Maryland’s Top 100 Women

Press and Publications

LOUISE PHIPPS SENFT TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE FOR MARYLAND’S TOP 100 WOMEN

Press Release

Baltimore, Maryland (April 1, 2009) – Louise Phipps Senft, President and CEO of Louise Phipps Senft & Associates/Baltimore Mediation, has been named again as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women and selected, as one of 13, as an inductee into the 2009 Circle of Excellence for sustained achievement in Maryland.  This is the third time Senft has been chosen as one of

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Eldercare Facilitated Dialogue and Shared Decision Making

Family Disputes - Facilitation

FACILITATION WORKS FOR FAMILIES FACING CHANGED LIFE CIRCUMSTANCES WITH ELDERLY PARENTS

Families today are assuming responsibility for the informal care of over 75% of elderly family members, and are often faced with difficult decisions from a bewildering array of choices including alternative living arrangements, financial issues, and multidisciplinary care. In the best of circumstances, this can be a stressful process, and sometimes leads to disagreements, confusion, and conflict at a time when the best intentions of the family are to work

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Family Meetings

Family Disputes - Facilitation

FACILITATON WORKS FOR FAMILIES FACING SERIOUS DECISION-MAKING AFFECTING FINANCES, LIVING, QUALITY OF LIFE

Most families with children face numerous conflicts, whether during the teen years, relating to role changes in the family, because of job changes, because of school changes, because of serious illness and the attendant financial and role changes related to that, or because of any of a number of life’s stresses. Many families are able to work through the daily or routine conflicts on their own. However, when

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Baltimore Family Mediation

Family Disputes - Facilitation

FAMILY CONFERENCING WORKS FOR FAMILIES FACING SERIOUS OR STRESSFUL SITUATIONS WHERE THEY NEED TO WORK TOGETHER

Baltimore family mediation, facilitated family meetings, and family property mediation are often referred to as Family Conferencing, which can be extremely beneficial when multiple people in a family are involved in a serious situation where a decision must be made. Family Conferencing offers a process that can reduce stress for a family, including those most closely affected by the conflict or by the decisions. Family

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Family Business Meetings

Family Disputes - Facilitation

FACILITATED FAMILY BUSINESS MEETINGS WORK FOR FAMILIES WHO WANT TO PRESERVE IMPORTANT FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS AND MAKE SMART BUSINESS DECISIONS AS WELL

Families who own substantial assets or who own a family business often have the need to collaborate and plan together to preserve and grow their assets and/or their business for the next generation. They do not necessarily have conflicts with each other, but rather they simply recognize that with more than two family members, the likelihood of having a more

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Family Business Succession Planning

Family Disputes - Mediation

FACILITATED FAMILY BUSINESS SUCCESSION PLANNING MEETINGS WORK FOR FAMILIES WHO WANT TO PRESERVE IMPORTANT FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS AND MAKE SMART BUSINESS DECISIONS AS WELL

Most families who own a their own business face numerous conflicts, whether relating to employees, finances, financial reverses, strategic planning, resource use, leveraging, product changes, market changes, serious illness, divorce, remarriage, and death. One of the most under-addressed yet serious needs for family owned businesses is the discussion of a succession plan.

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Pre-Marriage Dialogue and Decision Making

Family Disputes - Mediation

MEDIATION WORKS FOR PRE-MARRIAGE DIALOGUE, DISCERNMENT AND DECISION-MAKING

Mediation promotes an atmosphere of mutual trust that fosters the ability to communicate concerns about the future, and to have a meaningful dialogue about such concerns. With the help of a third party neutral mediator, couples already engaged or considering a life time commitment to each other are able to discuss and consider the other’s perspectives on various topics including to marry or not marry, in-law relationships, sibling relationships, finances, lifestyle choices, previous

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Leadership for Women Workshop – March 5-7, 2012

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NOW OFFERING AN EXCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP FOR WOMEN WORKSHOP! MARCH 5-7, 2012

Baltimore Mediation Founder and Lead Trainer, Louise Phipps Senft, Esq. together with internationally renowned leadership for women teacher and MBB member, Joan Goldsmith are proud to announce the first Baltimore Mediation leadership and conflict transformation workshop designed exclusively for women.

The workshop will be offered from March 5-7, 2012 at the Gramercy Mansion Carriage House in Stevenson, MD. Cost of registration is $895. Deadline for

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Baltimore Workplace Conflict Resolution

Workplace & Commercial Disputes

MEDIATION APPROACH FOR THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION BALTIMORE TRUSTS

There is no commercial or civil litigation lawsuit which names and involves you that is not personal. There is no workplace conflict that involves you that is not personal; and likewise, there is no workplace dispute which is under your management duties which is not personal.

Being sued, being blamed or not being treated with respect is all personal and deserves a personal process where it can be discussed and where appropriate decisions and

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