Probate disputes are lengthy affairs that, when coupled with legal fees, can be very expensive procedures to go through. Mediation is a cost effective alternative to legal proceedings and aims to resolve disputes without the need to go to court.
Disputes between neighbours can cause a lot of unpleasantness. If you need to deal with your neighbours relating to matters over land or property, it is always advisable to resolve the situation in a friendly and amicable way, whilst at the same time ensuring you know your legal rights and responsibilities.
Trying to come to terms with the emotional turmoil can be bad enough, but if there are other matters to sort out and agree, such as who gets the children, what happens to the property, how the assets and liabilities are to be split, how much maintenance is paid then it can often be very difficult and painful to reach an agreement and sort things out.