Avoiding & Managing Sibling Conflicts in Estate Matters

The death of a parent – in particular the last parent – is a difficult time that can reopen old wounds and exacerbate long-standing rivalries between siblings. Despite a parent’s best intentions, feelings of unfairness, poor communication, and ambiguities in estate documents can lead to costly, emotional, and very public litigation. Fortunately, many of these disputes can be anticipated and even avoided. In this entertaining presentation, veteran estate mediator and litigator Charles Ticker offers fresh insights on how and why these disputes happen, and shares straight-forward planning, drafting and estate administration advice to avoid conflicts, and manage them when they arise. Drawing on a blend of psychological research and real-life cases from his own practice, as well as noted celebrity estates, Charles shares common scenarios all estate practitioners will recognize, and best practices to try and avoid future will challenges and applications to remove an Executor or Trustee. Along the way he discusses which cases are better suited to litigation or settlement, the trade-offs and benefits of mediation, and tips for managing client expectations. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your ability to help clients navigate this strife-filled area of the law!

Live webinar with chat includes 60 day replay. This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A.