Inheritance disputes from beyond the grave The decision to exhume Salvador Dalí’s remains this year marked a new chapter in the lengths individuals will go to in establishing an inheritance claim. The exhumation was to determine whether Pilar Abel was his daughter and could therefore make a claim to be his legal heir. A DNA…
The breakdown of a relationship can have a devastating effect on the wider family, particularly if expensive and bitterly-fought court proceedings follow which only serve to increase ill-feeling.
The most successful outcomes are usually those agreed between the couples without court intervention. We have lawyers to help you, trained in alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation and collaborative law.
In mediation, both parties attend meetings with a neutral third party mediator (often a family lawyer). The mediator helps the parties reach their own agreement. This empowers them, being more directly involved, to make their own decisions and negotiate in a civilised environment which encourages communication and a constructive relationship.
Collaborative Law is a process by which a couple, together with their lawyers, engage in a series of face-to-face meetings (known as ‘four way meetings’) to discuss and identify their needs and objectives with the aim of finding a tailor-made and mutually acceptable solution.