San Jose Probate Mediator and Attorney
Santa Clara County Lawyer Offering Mediation Services to Resolve Probate Disputes
Families caught in disputes over wills and trusts often envision probate litigation as their only course of action. Unfortunately, the expense of probate litigation does not always outweigh the benefit of it. Probate litigation is a costly and time-consuming process that can ultimately pull families apart.
At The Wessels Law Firm, we are available to help families avoid the risk associated with probate litigation. Kai H. Wessels is a mediator and arbitrator in California with extensive experience resolving emotionally charged, complicated disputes.
If parties are willing to compromise, probate mediation can serve as an efficient and cost-effective method of resolving disputes. Mediation also gives families more control over the direction of the end result. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation and discover if mediation is the right option to resolve your trust or will dispute.
Offering Probate Mediation Services
Mediator Kai H. Wessels cultivates a nonthreatening environment for disputing parties to discuss their overarching concerns. Mr. Wessels facilitates the conversation without imposing his personal opinions. A key part of his work includes listening to each side with a focus on identifying any common goals.
After meeting with both sides, Mr. Wessels separates the conflicting parties to understand any additional concerns. This allows each party to tell his or her side of the story in an open environment without interruption. Mediator Kai H. Wessels then proceeds to propose a resolution based on the needs and concerns of both sides. If both sides agree, Mr. Wessels will draft a binding agreement for both sides to sign.
Resolving Disputes Through Arbitration
If parties are unable to reach an agreement through mediation, arbitration is another alternative dispute resolution option. During arbitration, Kai H. Wessels meets with both parties who are normally represented by lawyers in his conference room. Each side has an opportunity to present evidence and witness testimony. Mr. Wessels evaluates the positions of both sides before making a ruling. Arbitration can serve as an efficient and cost-effective method of resolving disputes.
Contact Us For a Free Initial Consultation
Contact The Wessels Law Firm in San Jose, California, today to schedule a free initial consultation. We are available to set clear expectations about mediation and arbitration.