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Elder Law Mediation: WHPC Radio Interview


Cona Elder Law Partner Melissa Negrin-Wiener, Esq. to Appear on WHPC Radio in June to Discuss The Growing Use of Mediation in Elder Law


Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 1:00pm


As parents age and need care, studies show that 40% of adult children experience serious disputes with their siblings. Adding second marriages and blended families to the scenario triggers potentially explosive and destructive family conflicts. 

Elder law attorney Melissa Negrin-Wiener and partner at Cona Elder Law, will appear as a guest on WHPC’s radio (90.3 FM)  “Law You Should Know” hosted by Ken Landau, Esq.  She will discuss the growing use of mediation to resolve elder law issues and keep families together.  

The program will air on: 

June 22, 4 pm
June 23, 1pm
June 28, 7am

Listeners can also voice stream at or download the podcast at

“Before families are torn apart and spend money on costly and traumatic litigation, elder law mediation can be the best solution to keep families together and save money,” says Ms. Negrin-Wiener.  “There’s a host of disagreements among siblings that can arise when caring for aging parents, ranging from health care decisions, roles and responsibilities, handling the finances and other delicate issues.”

Instead of heading to court for expensive and time consuming litigation which can lead to irreparable family relations and emotional angst, the mediator, acting as a facilitator, allows each person to share their points of view and come to a solution that works for everyone.

During the radio program, Melissa will highlight: 
      -    How the mediation process works in elder law
      -    Reconciling or reducing possible conflicts among family members
      -    Role, approaches and techniques of the mediator to facilitate
      -    Examples of matters resolved thru mediation
      -    Benefits of mediation vs. litigation   

Cona Elder Law is recognized as a leading elder law and estate planning firm on Long Island.  The firm was ranked the #1 Elder Law firm by Long Island Business News for 4 consecutive years (2012 – 2015) and was a finalist in the 2014 HIA Business Achievement Awards.  The firm provides creative advocacy and cutting edge planning strategies and has been featured in many publications including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, L.I. Business News, Investor’s News Daily, USA Today, The Daily News, The New York Post, Kiplinger’s, Reader's Digest and many others.   Cona Elder Law attorneys have appeared as guests on WNBC-TV, WABC-TV, CNN-fn, News 12, WLNY News 55 and many radio stations including WOR, WCBS AM, WBAB and WFAN. 

For a free Guide to Elder Law and Estate Planning, visit us at, e-mail or call 631.390.5000.

About the Author Cona Elder Law

Cona Elder Law is a full service law firm based in Melville, LI. Our firm concentrates in the areas of elder law, estate planning, estate administration and litigation, special needs planning and health care facility representation. We are proud to have been recognized for our innovative strategies, creative techniques and unparalleled negotiating skills unendingly driven toward our paramount objective - satisfying the needs of our clients.

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