Yesterday, a real estate broker with whom I work closely called to see if I could help with a property sale from an estate that she was working on. It was a complicated matter and for a while, it looked like a real problem, but then I was able to offer a solution that made it all work.
There's great pride in passing a family home from one generation to the next. Sometimes, this allows relatives to remain in close contact under one roof and ensures attentive care to the elders and the children. But it can create a lot of conflict, too.
My client’s mom died earlier this year. Her sister provided her with a copy of her will, signed in 2017, which named the sister as the executor.
If you imagine a legal problem as a big, tight knot, then you can think of Negotiation and Litigation as two ways of undoing the knot. Negotiation is like cutting through the knot, and Litigation is like unwinding it strand by strand.