Contentious family conflicts often arise from disputes over rights of inheritance. Because mediation allows each party to voice their concerns, mediation can be highly useful and productive in resolving estate planning and estate administration disputes. Mediation may be useful for many types of contests that arise regarding the legitimacy of a will, estate, or trust instrument:
- Beneficiary rights, and matters relating to the absence of a legal will, spousal contests, will contests, trust contests, or estate contests
- Probate and rights of inheritance disputes related to accounting contests, fraudulent asset transfers, and fiduciary misconduct
- Business and succession planning contests, partnership disputes, taxable assets, and related matters
Mediation takes advantage of the use of Cooperative Atmosphere, in which the parties work together to develop the right solutions for you, your family, your business or the other parties involved.
The mediation process allows you to make decisions for yourself and agreeing with the results directly with the other parties, rather than leave the decision to a judge.
Usually, mediation is a more cost-effective alternative to courtroom litigation. You can still hire your own Westchester mediation attorneys to represent you in mediation, but you eliminate the cost of formal discovery and other aspects of hearing or trial preparation.