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Helping Individuals in California Resolve Estate and Trust Disputes
Disputes are not uncommon to the realms of California estates and trusts. Fortunately, however, there are mechanisms in place which can be used to help resolve disputes that sometimes arise in these contexts. One common method of dispute resolution in California includes mediation. Santa Ana estate and trust dispute settlement attorney Roshni T. Desai of the Law Offices of Roshni T. Desai could help you explore various methods of dispute resolution, in the event of a legal dispute, and help you decide on the best option for your circumstances.
What is Mediation in the Estate and Trust Dispute Context?
Mediation in the estate and trust dispute context is the process by which a neutral, third-party mediator (oftentimes an attorney) helps to facilitate a resolution which arises. Legal disputes can come in all shapes and sizes, but they often involve rights to certain assets, including money, property, and rights to a business that are left by the decedent. The mediator does not have a financial incentive to find for one side or the other. Rather, the mediator is a disinterested party who will objectively listen to both sides of the dispute and who will work to facilitate a favorable settlement for both sides.
The ultimate goal of an estate or trust mediation is to come to a written agreement about both parties’ understanding of the resolution. It is also important to keep in mind that not all disputes resolve on the actual date of the mediation. Instead, it might take more than one mediation session – or follow up telephone calls – to continue the settlement discussions and ultimately resolve the pending dispute.
What are some Advantages to Resolving a Dispute through the Mediation Process?
There are many advantages to using mediation as a dispute resolution vehicle. In general, both parties are usually much happier when they are able to resolve the dispute on their own, without any interference from the court. When the court becomes involved and is called upon to resolve a legal dispute, it is much more common that the court will resolve the dispute in a way that is unfavorable to one or both parties. By using the mediation process effectively, both sides to the dispute will have some input into the dispute’s resolution.
An experienced Santa Ana estate and trust dispute settlement lawyer can be present with you at the mediation and assist with bringing about a successful resolution of the pending dispute.
Call an Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County and San Diego County Estate and Trust Dispute Settlement Lawyer Today
Attorney Roshni T. Desai of the Law Offices of Roshni T. Desai can work with you to help you efficiently resolve a pending legal dispute that may arise in the context of an estate or trust. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with a California estate and trust dispute settlement attorney, please call us at 714-694-1200 or contact us online for more information.