Estate Mediation in Ontario
Many people believe that most cases advance to trial. Having a day in Court may be the desired outcome of most of the parties when a lawsuit is commenced.
The fact is that most lawsuits settle well in advance of trial. One of the reasons is that the cost (both financial and emotional) associated with litigating an estate litigation lawsuit all the way to trial may become too high for all the parties involved. Although you may believe that you should take your case all the way to trial, there are many situations where estate mediation provides a more cost-efficient solution.
The purpose of estate mediation is to allow the parties an opportunity to reach an amicable resolution to their dispute before significant legal costs are incurred. The parties have the opportunity to discuss the issues in the lawsuit. There are many instances when an independent third party mediator can facilitate a practical resolution to the dispute in question.
In fact, in many parts of Ontario such as Toronto, Ottawa, and Windsor, estate mediation is mandatory for many types of estate disputes. Some of these include: executor disputes, passing of accounts, will challenges, and dependant support claims. For more on Ontario’s mandatory mediation process click here.
Estate Mediation and Retaining an Estate Lawyer
In addition to being an estate litigation lawyer with over 35 years of experience, Charles Ticker is also an experienced mediator in the areas of estate litigation and estate administration. It is important to note that Mr. Ticker cannot act as the mediator in a dispute where he is retained as a lawyer by either side.
The advantage of retaining Mr. Ticker as a lawyer is that he has an intimate understanding of the estate mediation process due to his additional experience as a mediator. He can therefore guide you and ensure that your rights are protected during the mediation process. It is important to be represented by an experienced estate litigation lawyer.
The information on this website is not legal advice. It is for informative purposes only. To schedule an appointment, call Mr. Ticker at: 1-866-677-7746. A lawyer can only be retained after a consultation where all the details of the matter and retainer are discussed.