Trusts & Estates Mediation Services
Probate & Conservatorship Mediation
Avoid the pain and heartache of a divisive litigation around an inheritance dispute or will contest.
No one wants an issue with inheritance or a will to divide a family. But sometimes families struggle when a loved one passes.
In contrast to litigation, which pits one member of your family against another, mediation brings family members together in a supportive space so everyone can talk it out in an honest and safe way. The mediator ensures a safe environment and facilitates the flow of conversation.
In mediation, you will have an opportunity to share your side of the story while the other side listens. The mediator encourages you to identify your underlying needs and interests to uncover pathways to settlement.
Listening deeply to the your needs, the mediator helps generate win-win solutions. Often, folks can reach an agreement relatively quickly after just a handful of mediation sessions.
Aside from the obvious benefit of avoiding expensive court procedures, there are many subtle benefits of mediation. Even if you don’t quite reach agreement, your family can experience healing just because you sat down together and respectfully talked things out.
Family Facilitated Conversations
Looking for a safe space to discuss challenging family topics?
Let’s face it. Sometimes having difficult conversations with family members can be tough. These are the perfect types of situations for a facilitated family conversation:
- Tough decisions about an aging parent’s care
- Questions about whether or when an aging parent should downsize a home
- What to do when a sibling suffers from addiction and you’re worried about what happens to the sibling’s inheritance when your parents pass away
- When you’re worried about hurt feelings as a result of an estate distribution plan
These difficult conversations can be very emotional and strain even the closest family bonds. Our experienced facilitator will manage the flow of conversation so emotions can be expressed productively. You will each get a chance to share thoughts without interruption. We help your family find solutions even when it is hard.
Benefits of Family Facilitated Conversations
- Provides a safe space to discuss challenging topics
- Creates mutual respect, understanding, and connection
- Participation is voluntary for all participants
- You and your family members will be empowered to say what’s working and what’s not working at any time
Kamela Love, Esq.
Trusts & Estates Mediator and Facilitator
We are proud to offer Kamela’s renowned mediation and facilitation services for our trusts, estates and elder care dispute resolution.
Find out more about Kamela here.
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Dolphins Instead of Sharks
We get it that legal disputes often invoke fear and worry. Because conflict can be emotionally charged and tough to address, we coach you on how to navigate the constantly changing currents of the law. Applying our Dolphin Lawyering philosophy, we take a holistic approach to mediation and analogize the lawyer to a dolphin instead of the more popular stereotype of a shark.