Inheritance Related Claims
Following the death of a family member, there can be nothing worse than an argument over the terms of the deceased’s Will, or the division of the Estate. Such disputes, fuelled by strong emotions, can do serious damage to family relationships. With the costs of these disputes often being paid out of the Estate, everybody is at risk of losing out.
Mediation is a well-suited means of resolving inheritance related claims. It allows the parties to express their views without being judged, and to explore proposals and alternatives. It avoids the confrontational and adversarial approach of Court proceedings. It is likely to be less harmful to family relationships, and, if early mediation is engaged, it is likely to cost significantly less than Court proceedings, preserving the value of the estate.