Disputed Wills, Estates and Trusts
If the individuals concerned refuse to talk to one another or there is simply too much in issue between them to enable them to reach agreement, matters can still often be sorted out through the involvement of solicitors.
If everyone concerned wants to sort out matters without getting involved in Court proceedings, it is often possible for a specialist mediator to be appointed by all the parties to help mediate the dispute. This involved the parties attending one or more meetings with the mediator at which they will each be given the opportunity to put their case forward.
The mediator will then try to broker a settlement which is acceptable to all concerned. When the parties are faced with the alternative of expensive and uncertain Court proceedings and/or the complete and permanent breakdown of family relations, they will often see the attraction of reaching a compromise in this way, even if the ultimate solution may fall short of everything which they would have wished to achieve in an ideal world.