Alternative Dispute Resolution in Estate Planning

Sometimes, estate planning doesn’t go as smoothly as we would hope. Disputes can arise from almost any aspect of estate planning, especially when you consider that many topics in this area involve emotional issues. When it comes to estate planning disputes, not every situation has to end up in litigation or before a judge. In many disputes parties can use alternative dispute resolution as a way to avoid further complications. What is alternative dispute resolution and how does it work? Let’s take a little closer look. Alternative Dispute Resolution Often referred to by the acronym ADR, alternative dispute resolution is a term that applies to a variety of methods people can use to settle legal disagreements. The two most popular forms of ADR are mediation and arbitration. Both of these forms are less costly and less time-consuming than traditional litigation. They also both involve a neutral third party, and are intended to allow both sides to a dispute to resolve their disagreemen


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