Trust & Estate Mediation

Lancaster Trust and Estate Mediation

Litigation or out of court disputes among family members following the death of a loved one are both challenging and emotional, particularly if family members do not interact easily under the best of circumstances.

Pennsylvania trust and estates attorney Patti Spencer and her team of skilled professionals can assist you with mediation, an alternate dispute resolution approach to trust and estate issues. We provide a caring environment that can help you resolve potential disagreements among heirs and beneficiaries in a way that tries to protect future family relationships.

Mediation Services for:

  • Executors
  • Heirs and beneficiaries
  • Fiduciaries

Common Estate Settlement Issues

  • Distribution of assets in a fair and equitable manner
  • Real estate sales
  • Succession planning for a family-owned business
  • Tax allocation associated with asset distribution
  • Disputes between trustees and beneficiaries in regard to trust investments and distributions

Benefits of Mediation in Settling Trust and Estate Differences

  • Avoid court battles
  • Maintain long-term relationships
  • Protect confidentiality
  • Schedule convenient meetings without fighting for court time
  • Work in a neutral environment facilitated by an experienced attorney
  • Give all parties a chance to express their needs and concerns
  • Achieve a mutually agreeable outcome, rather than a court-imposed ruling
  • Save money potentially

Experienced in Dealing with Trust and Estate Family Disputes

  • Understands the need for sensitivity with family matters involving drug abuse, mental health, or financial irresponsibility
  • Familiar with the challenges faced when family members are blended from multiple marriages

To learn more about trust and estate mediation services available from Patti S. Spencer, Esq., contact the firm today. Call 717-394-1131.