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Mediation can be an efficient solution to resolve disputes that arise in the process of settling a will. Will contests can be draining both emotionally and financially for all parties involved. Mediation is a voluntary process that can be a cheaper and less adversarial alternative to litigation.

One of the major advantages in using mediation to resolve will contests is the privacy of the process. Unlike a court proceeding which is public, mediation allows the parties to keep their personal affairs private. This is particularly valuable in cases that require delicate negotiations and where sensitive information may be involved.

Another benefit of mediation is the flexibility it affords. Mediation allows a more diverse range of solutions that are not necessarily bound by the strict rulings of a court. Mediation allows parties to come up with customized solutions that cannot be ruled by a judge in court. Solutions can range from compensation, asset transfers, or resolving disputes over the conditions of a will.

Mediation is also a more effective way to resolve will contests quickly. The process is generally quicker because unlike litigation, where a case can drag on for months or years, mediation enables parties to agree on a resolution in a matter of weeks or even days. This can save a lot of time and money for everyone involved, avoiding the stress and expense of endless legal proceedings.

Mediation is a win-win situation; all parties involved can benefit from the process. It can facilitate the end of a dispute, bring closure in a more expedient, economical, confidential and creative manner; and preserve important relationships for the future.

In conclusion, if you are involved in a will contest or another estate litigation, mediation can be a smart and effective solution that can save everyone involved time, money, and frustration. It’s a viable alternative that can lead to a good outcome while preserving important family relationships for the future.