Rather than enter the costly arena of litigation, many of our clients choose mediation as they desire a resolution that not only addresses the financial disputes, but also the emotional and relationship issues that arise in such disputes. Because the parties are often family members, a private process that allows the parties to build understanding and open their lines of communication can provide the most favorable outcomes for these ongoing relationships. Estate mediation disputes can include, but is not limited to, any of the following:
Dependents' support claims
Will and estate challenges
Power of attorney (asset management)
Issues on intestacy
Elder care and elder abuse (including allegations of undue influence)
Allegations of fraudulent beneficiary designation.