The creation of a well-designed estate plan is key in minimizing the likelihood of estate litigation in the unfortunate event of their death. Failing to properly plan what will happen to your property upon your death can result in conflicts amongst your family members and loved ones. A recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court … Continued
Mediation for Estate and Trust Disputes
At Eisen Law, the use of mediation as a dispute resolution tool has been the most profound development in our field of practice since the firm’s inception. Our lawyers have regularly used mediation to effectively and efficiently resolve even the most challenging estates disputes.
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution. During a mediation, the mediator (who is a neutral third party) helps the parties in a dispute to come to a resolution. Unlike a judge, a mediator does not impose a resolution or make a final decision. He or she simply facilitates constructive communication and negotiation and attempts to lead the parties to a mutually acceptable resolution.
Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution
The costs, risks, delays, and stress involved in estate litigation have made mediation an essential option for satisfactorily resolving estate disputes.
Mediation reduces the money and time needed to come to a resolution without sacrificing desired outcomes. Mediation can dramatically decrease costs involved in litigation, diminish stress, and minimize potential lasting relational impact between parties. Parties can move forward more quickly and resume their lives.
At Eisen Law, our lawyers have been involved in more than 300 mediations, both as counsel and as mediators. We have used mediation successfully to settle highly difficult and contentious cases. While many claims can be resolved through mediation and arbitration, we are fully prepared to represent clients’ rights at any level of court should matters proceed to litigation.
Knowledgeable and Experienced Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyers in Toronto
At Eisen Law in Toronto, we are focused on providing you the best process for alternative dispute resolution and are committed to achieving your desired result. We provide the experience and expertise needed for successful mediation. Call us at 416-591-9997 for a free initial consultation or contact us online.
Estates & Trusts
Advocating for Both Estate Trustees and Beneficiaries in Estates
Providing the Management of Care for Those Who Can’t Care for Themselves
Powers of Attorney
Ensuring Proper Care and Governance for Your Loved Ones
Navigating you through all your options, legal rights and obligations
Probate & Estate Administration
Assisting with carrying out duties for executors
Mediation Can Dramatically Reduce Time, Cost, and Stress
Eisen Law provides the experience, expertise and compassion needed to navigate through a difficult journey.
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When people think about estate disputes it is common to think about family members disagreeing about the distribution of an estate. However, estate litigation can also arise from business relationships. This was the case in a recent case heard before the Ontario Court of Appeal where the business partner of the deceased pursued an action. … Continued
Our partner Holly LeValliant gave a talk on in terrorem clauses at the Six Minute Estate Lawyer event held by the Law Society on April 29th. In plain English, in terrorem clauses are stipulations in Wills that make bequests conditional upon the recipient not taking certain actions. They are most often used to prevent beneficiaries from challenging … Continued