Disputed wills and mediation

If there is a dispute about a will dispute – what can be done to resolve it?

If the individuals concerned refuse to talk to one another or there is simply too much at issue between them, to enable them to reach agreement, matters can still often be resolved through the involvement of solicitors.

The mediation option

If everyone concerned wants to resolve matters without getting involved in expensive Court proceedings, it is often possible for a specialist mediator to be appointed by all the parties to help mediate the dispute.

This involves the parties attending 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.

Why mediation?

When the parties are faced with the alternative of expensive and uncertain Court proceedings the complete and permanent breakdown of relations or both, they will often see the attraction of reaching a negotiated compromise.

Our team of experienced lawyers regularly assist clients in mediating disputes before a third party mediator. If appropriate and available, we are happy to offer our premises as a venue for the mediation therefore limiting costs.

Contact Jeremy Ferris to find out how we can help you.

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