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Illinois Probate Mediation Attorneys

Rolling Meadows Probate Mediation Lawyer

Mediators for Last Will and Testament Disputes in DuPage, Kane, and Cook Counties

When a family member passes away, it is difficult for everyone. During this time, emotions often run high, and disputes can arise over the assets left behind. Will contests can delay the probate process for several months or, in some cases, years. One way to potentially resolve the dispute is for the parties to opt for probate mediation.

At A. Traub & Associates, we are dedicated to helping families resolve disputes in the most friendly and cost-efficient manner possible. Attorney Angel Traub is a certified mediator with extensive probate mediation experience. Attorney Traub has an in-depth understanding of the probate process and the complexities involved when family members contest a will. She provides mediation services for families who want to work out their differences amicably and with minimal legal fees.

The Probate Mediation Process

Mediation is a process by which a neutral, third-party mediator meets with participants (and sometimes their attorneys) in an attempt to resolve their legal dispute. The process is non-binding, and parties are under no obligation to come to an agreement. If they are unable to resolve their dispute through mediation, they are free to pursue (or continue with) probate litigation.

Mediation can be used to resolve any type of will dispute, from something as small as grandma's blanket to the distribution of large and complex assets, such as real estate or expensive jewelry. There are several reasons probate disputes may arise. Some of the most common include:

Attorney Traub has handled even the most complex will disputes, including cases involving a full division of personal property which family members had been fighting over for years.

How Families Can Benefit from Probate Mediation

When mediation is successful, it can help avert or put an end to a costly and protracted probate litigation process. This allows family members to put the dispute behind them and move forward with their lives. Another benefit of mediation is that, unlike a court proceeding, the process is kept private and confidential. This allows family members to freely express their thoughts and feelings without fear that what they say will become part of the public record. By communicating freely with each other in a cooperative rather than combative setting, participants have a better chance of repairing and/or preserving important family relationships.

Speak With a Wheaton Probate Mediation Attorney

When a family member contests the will of a deceased loved one, the probate process can be significantly delayed. This creates hard feelings, and the legal fees can quickly deplete the assets within the estate. Attorney Angel Traub understands the emotional and financial toll will and probate disputes can have on family members, and she puts her experience to work to help bring these disputes to an amicable resolution. For a personalized consultation with Attorney Traub, contact our office today at 847-749-4337.

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