Probate, Trustee and Beneficiary Disputes Mediation and Arbitration

Probate, Trustee and Beneficiary Disputes Mediation and Arbitration

Probating and estate and probate litigation involves trustees and beneficiaries and can become extremely complex and cost the beneficiaries huge sums in legal fees with often protracted periods of time for estates to be resolved through the court system.  Judge Cohen has extensive experience in the probate arena and has not only appeared in probate matters before the probate court, but has also successfully brought probate matters before the Court of Appeal.  Judge Cohen understands the needs of beneficiaries and the need to quickly distribute and promptly resolve probate matters before legal costsl get out of control.  Distribution of an estate can be resolved through Mediation or Arbitration and exorbitant legal fees can be avoided by utilizing dispute resolution processes of Mediation and Arbitration for the beneficiaries.

Choose Alternative Dispute Resolution Over Litigation

Contact Judge Cohen, attorney-mediator and arbitrator Cohen & Associates in Santa Monica. I seek justice for my clients through alternative dispute resolution in cases involving probate of estates, trustee issues and distribution to beneficiaries.

Cohen & Associates focuses primarily on resolving real estate and construction-related disputes, employment and workplace disputes, divorce and probate matters through methods including mediation and arbitration. We are prepared to serve as facilitative or evaluative "advising" mediators as well as serving as arbitrators in other cases.

Please contact Judge Cohen in connection with your probate matter, trustee issues and beneficiary distribution. Call or e-mail me at Cohen & Associates to schedule a consultation and learn how to resolve your dispute in a more cost-effective manner.

Mediation is a consensual dispute resolution process in which a neutral third party assists the disputing parties to arrive at a mutually agreeable settlement. The mediator is just that - a mediator. He does not impose decisions as an arbitrator or judge would. Instead, he acts as a neutral to help opposing sides explore options that will lead to and result in settling their dispute. Mediation is used to settle disputes in real estate, construction, employment and workplace disputes, divorce and probate matters.

Arbitration is consensual dispute resolution process in which a neutral third party acts as the judge or arbitrator and does impose a decision that is binding and can be confirmed in a court of law. Arbitration is used to settle disputes in real estate construction, employment and workplace disputes and probate matters. Under California code, arbitration cannot be used to settle disputes in divorce matters.

As your mediator or arbitrator in your probate of estate, trustee issue, or beneficiary distribution we will determine the appropriate model of dispute resolution that is likely to achieve a satisfactory resolution that will protect your interests. As mediator, I am prepared to mediate your case in a facilitative style, an evaluative style, an advisory style or other combination that will create the best chances of resolution. As your arbitrator, and with the background and experience I have in serving as a Judge, I will bring finality to your dispute with a full and fair hearing. We bring closure and achieve results in disputes with your probate matter, trustee issues and beneficiary distribution and other civil litigation.

Call or email Cohen & Associates to schedule a consultation.