If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
– Winston Churchill
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Family: you can't live with them, and you can't live without them. Like most cliches, this has a ring of truth. Family relationships are notoriously complex, and even the healthiest can begin to crack under pressure. As families pass from one season to another, a single dispute can destroy the relationships of a lifetime. Engaging the professionals of Attorneys Without Litigation early in the decision making process provides your family its best opportunity to reach a solution while preserving relationships.
What are some examples of resolution?
Families can have sincere but conflicting opinions about how to best address the needs of an aging loved one. The Collaborative Law process provides a framework for resolving even the most intense dispute without losing sight of what is important.
Sometimes the loss of a loved one is followed by the shock of a will that appears unexpected or distorted. Instead of an expensive will contest, many families choose a Family Settlement Agreement. This out of court option can honor the intent of the loved one who has passed, and also address the needs of family members.
Passing on the reins of the family business might not be so simple due to conflicting financial interests and management goals. The Collaborative Law process can help you pass your family heritage from one generation to the next.
What probate and elder law disputes benefit from the Collaborative Law process?
- Trusts & Wills
- Elder Care
- Family Settlement Agreements
- Family business succession