FDRIO appreciates that family legal disputes arise not only in the context of separation and divorce, but extend to situations involving the mental incapacity or death of a family member.  Our Elder & Estates Section believes that lawyers and other professionals assisting families resolving aging and death-related disputes play an important role in the resolution of legal issues involving families as FDR professionals, and that we and more traditional FDR professionals can learn from one another to enhance our ability to assist our clients.  

The Elder Law & Estates Section of FDRIO meets by Zoom bimonthly on Tuesday afternoons at 4:30 p.m.  Please contact section co-chair Nick Esterbauer at nesterbauer@hullandhull.com to be added to our contact list and to receive meeting updates and invitations.  Meetings typically feature short presentations on topics of interest by special guests, followed by a question and answer period and discussion.  FDRIO members with backgrounds in estates work, family law, and related areas, as well as those interested in learning more about aging and death-related FDR are invited to participate. 

Our section sees the benefit in educating the public and FDRIO’s members on the importance of FDR work within the context of elder law and estates litigation and regularly contributes to FDRIO’s webinar calendar and newsletter.  We continue to explore FDRIO’s role in quality control of mediators who specialize in these matters and accessibility to mediation and other alternative dispute models for assistance in resolving such disputes. 

For more information, please contact Elder Law & Estates co-chairs Ian Hull (ihull@hullandhull.com) and Nick Esterbauer (nesterbauer@hullandhull.com).