Sometimes issues arise during the probate of an estate where there is no clear-cut legal solution. There may be various competing interests, including surviving family, friends, caretakers, and possibly educational or charitable organizations.
Mediation can be an ideal process to resolve probate disputes for the following reasons:
- Mediation avoids a protracted litigation process which may deplete the estate assets
- Mediation can resolve or clarify ambiguities or omissions from the decedent’s Will
- Mediation may help preserve the relationships between the survivors