Is your family involved in a conflict around an inheritance dispute or a will contest? Please consider the benefits of mediation rather than litigation.
Whereas litigation pits one member of your family against another, mediation brings the members of your family together in a supportive space so everyone can talk in an honest way. The mediator ensures a safe environment and facilitates the flow of conversation.
After both parties have a chance to share their side of the story while the other side listens, the mediator encourages the parties to identify their underlying needs and interests. Once needs have been heard, the mediator supports the parties to generate win-win solutions that take into account both parties’ needs. Often the parties are able to reach an agreement at the end of one or two mediation sessions.
There are many subtle benefits of mediation. Even when an agreement isn’t reached, the parties often experience healing in their relationship just because they sat down together and talked in a respectful manner.
Kelly Rose Mason is a trained mediator in the field of trust and estate disputes. Please feel free to contact us for more information about how this beneficial process works.
Family Meeting Facilitation Services
Speaking to loved ones about your wishes can be a challenging and uncomfortable process. Kelly Rose Mason uses her mediation skills to facilitate these conversations between family members and helps them to hear and understand each others wishes, concerns and fears. This is an invaluable part of the estate planning process that can bring families closer together and give them peace of mind.