Pennsylvania trust mediator David M. Frees, III answers the important question of why people decide to use mediation in the claim or dispute process.

This video is part of a mediation video series prepared by Unruh, Turner, Burke & Frees Attorneys at Law, and is meant to answer your serious trust, estate, and probate claims, and family business disputes.

So, why do people use mediation? People use mediation for many reasons, but one important reason is that the litigation of wills, trusts, and estates or family businesses can be very expensive and time consuming. Costs can range dramatically, from tens of thousands to millions of dollars. Families decide to use mediation to help avoid the lengthy, time-consuming, and expensive litigation process.

Mediation is a non-binding attempt to obtain agreement from all parties before going to arbitration. As for who should be the mediator, it is crucial to use someone that is trained in the art and science of mediation. Mediation is a delicate process, so make sure to use a mediator that is intelligent, savvy and experienced.

For more information, make sure to watch the firm’s video series on mediation. If you have any questions, call experienced and qualified Pennsylvania estate lawyer Dave Frees today at 610.933.8069.

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