Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution
Mediation or Alternative Dispute Resolution is where parties attempt to reach an agreement as to how a matter should be settled between themselves. Such mediation can take place prior to Court action being brought or as part of the Court action.
We find that contentious will disputes are well suited to mediation and alternative dispute resolution as often the issues in question are more personal to the parties and can be dealt with better in a less formal settings.
Mediation is often a quicker and cheaper alternative to a contested trial and we always explore the possibility of mediation or some other form of compromise in contentious probate matters at an early stage.