All families have disputes, but when they concern a Will, (Probate) whether it be a mother’s, father’s, or siblings, etc. it can lead to a lot of anomosity and can be very stressful and expensive if it involves litigation.   The Cohabitation Act 2010 has now “added to the mix”. In a situation where a person who has made a Will and left everything, including their home to family members, and makes no mention of a partner who has been sharing the Deceased’s home for many years, at the very least this can lead to lengthy delays and expensive (if litigation is involved) before the house can be sold.  Mediation is an ideal tool to resolve this type of  situation as it gives each side a chance to tell their story and at the end the aim is for all sides to reach a win-win situation.


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