Your San Diego Trust and Estate Mediation Services
Disputes often arise during trust and estate matters, and they can be difficult to resolve due to the close personal connections between the interested parties. Litigation may be necessary in some cases, but families may wish to avoid going that route for a variety of reasons. In this situation, trust and estate mediation is a useful alternative.
What is Mediation?
In mediation, the parties agree to informal negotiations through a third party, the mediator. Unlike a judge, the mediator does not hand down orders, but takes a more active role in finding common ground and may offer an impartial assessment of the parties' legal positions. The discussions are non-binding, and if no agreement can be reached, then litigation is still an option.
The Advantages of Mediation
Mediation is more private and less adversarial than litigation, which is important to many families trying to preserve their relationships. Parties often feel better when they reach a mutually acceptable resolution, rather than having to accept a judge's order. Mediation is also generally more cost effective than litigation.
Why Choose Brierton, Jones, & Jones
Marked by Integrity
A reputation for professional excellence built up over 30 years of practice in San Diego.
Driven by Excellence
Award-winning attorneys with decades of experience resolving even the most complicated issues and cases.
One of the few San Diego firms that focuses exclusively on trust and estate matters.
Creative Problem Solving
A focus on problem solving to efficiently resolve cases.
Our clients and their families return to us generation after generation.
Our attorneys have been actively involved in the local community from the firm’s inception.