Losing a loved one can be a very trying time. This situation is made even harder when there is disagreement or confusion surrounding the provisions of the decedent’s will. When a will dispute arises, mediation can be chosen as an alternative method to resolve the underlying problem.
Reasons for Will Disputes
Wills may be disputed for a number of reasons. Will disputes often involve complicated family dynamics. If someone did not receive an expected inheritance, this person may believe that the testator was unduly influenced to change his or her last will and testament. The decedent may have promised a certain gift to someone but this information is not in the will. If the testator suffered from cognitive problems and made changes to his or her will, the family may contest the will and argue that he or she did not have the requisite mental capacity to make such changes.
In other situations, the family may not be happy with how the executor is handling the estate. They may believe the executor is mismanaging funds or is not completing their duties properly. These issues can quickly deteriorate into long and ugly legal battles that waste the estate funds.
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Mediator
If you have recently lost a loved one and are embroiled in a dispute over the will, Russ Fagg & Associates can help. We can guide you through the mediation process in a compassionate and mindful manner that focuses on resolving the legal conflict and preserving your family relationships while avoiding the litigation process. Contact us online or call us at 406-855-0224 to learn about the mediation process.