Resolving Estate Disputes with Settlement Conferences
If you have tried mediation and it was unsuccessful, consider a settlement conference. You’ll get real benefit from such a conference by following these three steps:
- making sure you and your lawyer invest enough time to prepare a proper settlement brief;
- knowing the strengths and weaknesses of your case including the facts, law and your witnesses; and
- scheduling the settlement conference long before trial preparations get serious. That way you will not have consumed too much of your money getting ready for a trial you managed to avoid.
A settlement conference can be a great exit strategy to avoid going to trial. Discuss it with your lawyer.Posted In: Estates On: March 16th, 2011