Family Disputes & Family Businesses

Family dispute cases can be some of the most challenging disputes to resolve. Emotions often play a significant factor in family disputes, putting the vital relationship between family members at risk. Inter-family fighting can affect more than just the members of a family who are directly involved in the problem. It causes divides to form when family members take sides over the dispute.  This usually makes the initial problem develop into a much more severe issue.

Because of this, dealing with family disputes must be done very carefully. Expert mediation services are used not only to settle family disputes, but to help resolve matters so that relationships can be rebuilt. Family disputes and mediation can take on many forms.  It will depend on the circumstances that caused the conflict and the resolution that the parties involved are hoping to achieve.

What Causes Family Disputes?

Family Business and Family Disputes

Disputes with families commonly arise due to differences in  family businesses. Family disputes in business can be very complicated and problematic to solve without expert mediation advice and neutral third-party involvement. When there is disagreement over money, settling the conflict must involve both the financial side of a business and the future of the family members. Mediation helps to lay out a path for either the business to be appropriately separated or to establish a situation where the family members can continue to work together.

How to End Family Disputes

Mediation in civil cases can be a preferable option for family disputes, providing a comfortable and confidential environment to discuss and resolve family issues.  You also don’t get the added worry of a judge making a decision about you and your family situation. Lengthy court hearings can make the already difficult situation even more toxic, adding extensive court costs into the mix. When resolving family business disputes through mediation, an accredited mediation expert from Robertsons Mediation will communicate with both parties before mediation where a resolution can be worked out confidentially and amicably.

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