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Our self-help guide for families is now available in bookstores – “Mom Always Liked You Best:  A Guide to Resolving Family Feuds, Inheritance Battles & Eldercare Crises” by Arline Kardasis, Rikk Larsen, Crystal Thorpe, and Blair Trippe, 2011.

Agreement Resources, LLC and Elder Decisions® are approved to receive referrals from the Bristol, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk Divisions of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court Department.

 

Agreement Resources, LLC and Elder Decisions® in the News

“Well, Mom Always Did Like You Better: If you plan to divide your estate unequally, explain the reasons to your children”
by Susan Garland, The New York Times, February 21, 2021, Section BU, Page 8 of the New York edition

“The Unequal Inheritance: It Can Work, or It Can ‘Destroy Relationships’”
by Susan B. Garland, The New York Times, February 19, 2021
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“Battling it out when it comes to aging parent’s care? Elder mediation might help”
by Barbara Sadick, Chicago Tribune, December 13, 2017
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“How to Choose an Elder Mediator: Tips on Finding Someone to Help Your Family Navigate Thorny Caregiving Issues”
by Christina Ianzito, AARP, February 21, 2017
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“How to Have a Happy Financial Divorce”
Smart About Money, February 2, 2016
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“Strengthening Troubled Sibling Bonds to Deal With an Aging Parent”
by Abby Ellin, The New York TimesMay 29, 2015
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“SPLIT:  A must-see film for divorce mediators and their clients”
by Crystal Thorpe, Family Mediation Quarterly, Volume 13, Number 1, Winter 2014
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“Sibling Squabbles Over Mom?  7 Tips for Getting Along”
by Sally Abrahms, AARP Blog, July 31, 2013
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“Speak for Yourself, While You Can”
by Tom Lauricella, The Wall Street Journal Online, August 11, 2012
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“The Unwanted Inheritance”
by Karen Larson, BottomLine Personal, Volume 33, Number 15, August 1, 2012 

“Does Your Family Need a Referee for Caregiving Disputes? When siblings clash over caregving, you may need outside help”
by Lani Luciano, NextAvenue, May 21, 2012
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“Quibbling Siblings: Eldercare Edition” and “5 Must-Read Books for Sibling Caregivers”
by Lise Funderburg, MORE Magazine, May 2012 

“Mediation – A Resource for Helping Families Make Decisions Together”
by Crystal Thorpe, Guest Contributor, Massachusetts Guardianship Association website, March 2012
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“The Ties that Blind: Elder Mediators Help Siblings Come To Peace for the Sake of Aging Parents”
by Robin Marantz Henig, Slate, February 9, 2012
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“The Author Speaks – Caring for Our Aging Parents: An elder mediator and author helps siblings negotiate care for Mom and Dad”
by Sally Abrahms, AARP Bulletin, August 4, 2011
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“The Author Speaks – Excerpt – ‘Mom Always Liked You Best: A guide for resolving family feuds, inheritance battles and eldercare crises'”
by Arline Kardasis, Rikk Larsen, Crystal Thorpe and Blair Trippe, AARP Bulletin, August 4, 2011
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“Should You Hire an ‘Elder Mediator’?”
by Anne Tergesen, The Wall Street Journal Ditigal Network’s SmartMoney Blog – Encore, August 2, 2011
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Blair Trippe and Rikk Larsen of Elder Decisions were interviewed by television host Emily Rooney about the team’s new book, Mom Always Liked You Best: A Guide for Resolving Family Feuds, Inheritance Battles & Eldercare Crises
Greater Boston, WGBH, August 1, 2011
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“Family Value:  A Referee for Family Disputes”
by Anne Tergesen, The Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2011
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“Oh, Brother!  With Parents Aging, Squabbling Siblings Turn to Elder Mediation”
by Sally Abrahms, AARP Bulletin, September 20, 2010
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“Mediators Help Families with Tough Choices of Aging”
by Joseph Shapiro, National Public Radio Morning Edition, April 13, 2009
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“The Caregivers:  Sibling disputes over care”  CBS Evening News, February 20, 2007
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“Mediators Save Caregivers’ Relationships: Professionals can help siblings make the tough health care decisions for aging parents”  CBS Evening News.com article, February 20, 2007
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“Eldercare choices revive sibling fights” by Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press, January 13, 2007
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“Siblings revive conflicts when parent care comes up” by Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press, in Fifty Plus Advocate, January 4, 2007
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“Conflict Management Contributes to Communication” By Rebecca R. Hastings, From the Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) Online Diversity Focus Area, January 2007
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“Mediators Ease Decisions on Elders: Mediators ease elder decisions” by Maggie Jackson, The Boston Globe, December 3, 2006
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“Elder Mediation: Optimizing Major Family Transitions” by Rikk Larsen and Crystal Thorpe, Marquette Elder’s Advisor Law Journal, Volume 7, Number 2, Spring 2006
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“Staying positive when Alzheimer’s afflicts” by Rikk Larsen and Crystal Thorpe, South Shore Senior News, Alzheimer’s Special Report, pp. 20-21, November 2006
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“Ten Tips for Tackling Conflicts” by Crystal Thorpe and Arline Kardasis, South Shore Senior News, February 2006
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“Elder and Family Mediation Services” by Arline Kardasis and Blair Trippe, LongTermCareLink.net, December 2005.
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“When Aging Leads to Family Conflict” by Arline Kardasis and Rikk Larsen, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, April 2005
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“One gay couple, two different sets of aging parents – One set embraces them, the other denies their relationship: enter Elder Decisions, which helps children make the best choices in difficult years” by William Henderson, In Newsweekly, Wednesday, August 03, 2005 

“Helping Families Choose” By Cheryl Lecesse/ Staff Writer, The Lincoln Journal, Thursday, December 30, 2004 

“Social worker leads company aiding elders” By Deborah Eisner/ Journal Staff, The Somerville Journal, Thursday, October 21, 2004 

“Elder Decisions in Elder Mediation” by John Dugan and Arline Kardasis, Mediate.com, October 2004
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“Tough Elder Decisions: The Mediation Option” by Rikk Larsen and Blair Trippe, Mediate.com, May 2004
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Press Releases 

“Elder Decisions® Mediators Offer Tips for Families with Aging Parents to ‘Talk Turkey’” November 28, 2011
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“What makes planning for seniors one of the biggest hot-button issues facing individuals, families, and professionals today?” September 20, 2004
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