Most probate attorneys’ first impulse is to go to war with the other side. Although we are always ready and prepared to do so, full fledged legal battle may not be the most economic and practical strategy.
Some of our best results are reached through mediation. Mediation is a formal negotiation process where a third party, usually a retired judge, mediates discussions between the parties. Nowadays, mediation can be conducted virtually…you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home, let alone meet with the other side. Because our probate attorneys understand that family disputes involve differing perspectives, we know what drives settlement.
Our empathetic, thoughtful and no-nonsense approach brings the other side to the table. From there, our probate attorneys will effectively convey your side of the story through strong legal and factual analysis. When the other side is faced with the truth, they often come to the realization that settlement is their best option. By avoiding the emotional and monetary cost associated with long drawn out probate litigation, mediation helps the parties come together to reach workable and practical legal solutions that often help salvage relationships…leaving our clients with the knowledge that they took the high road.