Wills, Probate and Inheritance Mediation Services
Mediation is a much quicker, less stressful and less expensive way of resolving disputes between those involved in an argument about a Will or Inheritance.
In mediation for Will and Probate disputes, our expert mediators recognise the emotions and feelings involved. Mediators provide all parties with the opportunity to express their feelings and understand their options. Our fully trained Probate and Will mediators listen to everyone involved, whilst remaining impartial to facilitate fair discussion and work toward a mutually acceptable solution.
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Issues we help with
Probate mediation is a client-centred way to resolve disputes involving:
- Inheritance Act claims
- Will disputes
- Contentious probate disputes
- Trust disputes
Why use mediation?
Conflict between those left after the loss of a loved one can be extremely traumatic and damaging. Probate and Will mediation provides a means of resolving that conflict in a way which will:
- Allow flexibility: Give those involved the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings — the court process will not do this
- Save time: Enable all involved to reach a resolution within a short timescale — the court process will be lengthy
- Save money: Provide a much more cost-effective means of resolving matters – costs involved in a court process quickly escalate, and the costs may very quickly become disproportionate to the estate involved
- Facilitate control: Ensure that all involved remain in control of the decision-making – in the court process, the decision is imposed on you
- Consider wider implications: Provides the opportunity for tailor-made solutions which can consider tax implications for those involved rather than purely the legal position with which a court is concerned
Frequently asked questions about Probate mediation
What is Probate mediation?
Probate mediation is a process in which an impartial mediator assists parties in resolving disputes related to Wills, Inheritance, and Probate matters. It offers a quicker, less stressful, and more cost-effective alternative to traditional court proceedings.
What happens in mediation when contesting a Will?
In mediation for contesting a Will, our expert mediators facilitate open communication between parties. Each party has the opportunity to express their concerns and feelings, and the mediator works towards a mutually acceptable resolution.The mediation process is focused on finding common ground and reaching an agreement that all parties can accept.
Am I eligible for legal aid?
Legal aid eligibility for probate mediation varies. It is advisable to contact our team to discuss your specific situation. We can provide guidance on whether you may qualify for legal aid or discuss alternative payment options for our mediation services.
Are Will mediation agreements legally binding?
Once all parties involved reach a mutually acceptable resolution, a formal agreement is drafted and signed. Will mediation agreements are not legally binding, however, the agreement can be made legally binding by taking the signed document to court. Learn more about making mediation agreements legally binding.