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Least Restrictive Alternatives

Community Resources/Natural (Unpaid) Supports, cont'd

Other Alternatives –

Mediation helps to resolve disputes among family members when there is disagreement about the need for guardianship or which alternatives would best meet a person’s needs.

During mediation, people meet in a private, confidential setting to work out a solution to their problem with the help of a neutral person (the mediator). The mediator is NOT a judge. The mediator does not decide who’s right or wrong and doesn’t force the parties to reach an agreement or accept particular terms of an agreement. Instead the mediator listens to the parties explain their concerns and then helps them develop and agree on a workable, mutually acceptable solution.

Follow this link (Issues and Questions) to see a list of issues and questions that are helpful to consider when navigating the process of researching guardianship and its alternatives.

How to determine if this alternative is appropriate?

Is there disagreement among friends and family members about whether guardianship is needed or about what alternatives might best meet a person’s needs?

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Link to Issues and Questions paper; don’t remember what this refers to; thinking on it…