Read an interview with Karolyn on the advantages and popularity of elder mediation published in the Washington Post.
Category Archives: Resources
From The Morning Call – May 8, 2006
By Jeanne Bonner
As Karolyn Vreeland Blume sees it, litigation is an unwelcome houseguest that stays for two years.
Blume, a practicing attorney for nearly 30 years, suggests an alternative: mediation.
Her firm, Conflict Resolution Services, offers mediation and arbitration for family businesses, estates, professional partnerships and workplace conflicts.
Studies estimate managers spend between 30 percent and 40 percent of their time on the job dealing with some form of conflict.… Read more
From The Morning Call – October 20, 2005
It’s 1 a.m. Tuesday and your neighbor’s dog is still barking.
Or, you’re driving to work frustrated and furious that you have to share an office with the most obnoxious person on the face of the earth.
Or, your 13-year-old daughter wants to “hang out” at the mall; you forbid it, and she is screaming through the house upsetting the rest of the family.
Sound familiar? These are among the dozens of… Read more
From The Morning Call – Sep 13, 2004
“An experienced mediator meets with the parties to assist in resolving the issues between them,” [Karolyn Vreeland Blume] said. “Mediation is not binding; therefore, if the parties do not reach an agreement, the process ends and litigation may follow. While many people are reluctant to engage in mediation because of the perceived lack of control over the process, the opposite is true.”
Mediation, however, is much faster and often resolves disputes in a… Read more