A Matter of Trust: Challenges of Mediating Inheritance Disputes
Richard J. Collier
It is not just the intensity of emotions that challenges the mediator in inheritance disputes. Challenges arise also from the range of interests that need to be considered, including some that might not be represented at the mediation, trying to clarify what the real issues and sources of dispute are, meeting (or ignoring) Probate Code and tax code strictures, and ethical dilemmas posed by attorney-client and multi-party tensions. By discussing these and other challenges, the speaker will also be eliciting ideas for overcoming them, before, during, and after the mediation session.
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