Niagara Mediation provides services where litigation is pending, threatened or even foreseeable.
You should consider mediation if there is a dispute involving the following:
- Estate trustees;
- Those that may be beneficiaries under a will;
- Co-owners of rental units, cottages, or other property;
- The true individual attorney(s) under powers of attorney;
- Incapable persons and issues of personal care or property management.
- Family Facilitation Services for challenging estate planning situations.
In the estates context, mediation is an attractive alternative to litigation for many reasons. Mediation is cost effective and much faster than litigation. Estates not only have legal issues that need to be resolved, but also emotional issues that must be addressed.
Estate matters often contain loss, sibling rivalry, feelings of anger, jealously and greed. As the parties are often family members, mediation can provide the first step in improving the lines of communication between the parties and in turn fostering a positive relationship, while litigation is more likely to increase the acrimony between the disputants.