Private Client: Good will hunting
Mediation offers a less confrontational approach to settling probate disputes - and is more likely to provide a mutually agreeable outcome than litigation, says Stephen Fielding
A recently reported probate case revealed that an entire estate had been exhausted by the litigation – there was nothing left. Bleak House is alive and well. The passion of one beneficiary to assert his rights – or rather, to defeat the remainder of the family – had outstripped every other consideration, leaving no winners but a great deal of anger and resentment.
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