Estate Mediation FAQ

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a popular, confidential process to resolve legal disputes.

Here’s how it works:

  • Everyone involved in the dispute agrees to hire a neutral mediator. This is usually a person with legal training and estate experience.
  • Along with your lawyer, the mediator helps find acceptable solutions to end your problems.
  • The mediator does not make decisions for you.
  • Mediators are not judges. They can, however, assist with negotiations, and help to find common ground and solutions to your problems.

How do you mediate?

Mediation is an alternative to having a judge decide your case after a costly trial. Ask your lawyer to discuss if mediation can work for you.

Appointments to mediate can be arranged relatively quickly. Your lawyer contacts the other people in the dispute. Together, you select the person who will act as your mediator.

Everyone signs a confidentiality agreement. Whatever is discussed in mediation is treated as confidential and cannot be used at trial.

Why choose a Mediator with legal experience in estates?

This is important because contested wills or estate disputes involve the intersection of many areas of law such as:

  • Wills
  • Estates
  • Trusts
  • Tax
  • Property
  • Family Law
  • Court Procedures

You need a lawyer with mediation experience to help you mediate an estate dispute. I can help you successfully resolve your estate problem with mediation. Contact my law firm to arrange for a consultation. Use my experience to your advantage.

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