Although mediation might seem to be for handling legal issues without entering the combative court system, there are actually many other reasons to seek out a trained mediator for assistance in your life. Aging parents and family members can be a cause for concern – who will look take care of them? Who should be in charge of their finances? And what about their medical choices? Mediation simplifies these questions by turning the decision-making process over to a neutral third party, the mediator.
Source: Family Mediation Center