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Imagine achieving a settlement on a contested probate more than ten times higher than the offer you started with!
Our Litigation Team led by Stephen Silverman helped our client reach a negotiated settlement at mediation, following a highly contested probate claim. On presenting clear and forthright arguments at mediation, challenging the executors’ position, our client received a substantially increased share of the estate.
Stephen Silverman commented, “Mediation, when undertaken properly, provides a fantastic opportunity for parties to settle a dispute within a safe, non-confrontational, environment. It can take the heat out of a dispute, avoiding the adversarial atmosphere of a court and limiting any further deterioration in the parties’ relationships. What happens at the mediation is strictly confidential and has no bearing on court proceedings if settlement is not achieved.”
Please contact Stephen Silverman or the Partners in our Contentious Probate team to discuss any issues you may have concerning a Will/Contested Probate Dispute. The earlier we are instructed the more chance there will be of reaching a settlement and minimising costs. Where a negotiated settlement is not achievable we are experienced at representing clients in court.