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Home#30 - Mediation and Arbitration of Probate Disputes

MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION OF  FIDUCIARY DISPUTES
IN THE PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION OF DECEDENT ESTATES




Retired Fairfax County Circuit Court judges,
 the Hon. Leslie M. Alden (Ret.), Senior Professional with Juridical Solutions PLC and the Hon. Robert W. Wooldridge, Jr. (Ret.) with The McCammon Group, each of whom has an active mediation and arbitration practice since retiring, talk in detail about the use of mediation and arbitration to resolve probate disputes.  Topics covered include:

  • what types of fiduciary disputes typically make it to court,
  • some of the challenges in adjudicating these disputes in court,
  • the time to get a final decision in court,
  • the cost of the litigation,
  • benefits of mediation and arbitration,
  • how mediation and arbitration works from start to finish,
  • common fiduciary disputes being mediated or arbitrated,
  • the qualities of a good mediator or arbitrator,
  • how mediation and arbitration is initiated, and
  • having been the judge in many litigated fiduciary cases over the course of their career on the Fairfax County Circuit Court bench, they share their insights, cautions and recommendations on how to use mediation and arbitration to resolve a fiduciary dispute.

 

Recorded September 2016.  Broadcast December 2016