Even if your loved one had a detailed estate plan, it is possible that things could go differently when it comes time to execute strategies. South Dakota has a variety of complex regulations when it comes to putting an estate through probate. There is plenty of room for mistakes, confusion and tension from all parties involved who are not accustomed to dealing with this process.
At The Krause Law Firm, P.C., our goal is to resolve or avoid conflicts in the most efficient way possible. To do this, we must decide the course of action that is best for each individual case. Please read on for a discussion of some of the methods we use.
Mediation is our first recourse in most situations. We use our perspective on the probate process to listen to all sides and provide legal solutions. Usually, we find that attempting to mediate disputes first results in less burden on the estate’s resources. It also tends to resolve issues more quickly than the more formal processes.
Admittedly, sometimes it does take some work to bring everybody to the same table. Emotions tend to run high when dealing with an estate. In rare cases when mediation is not feasible or is not effective, we typically then advise our clients as they pass through the formal litigation process. However, we often find that our priority on transparency often reduces the risk of litigation considerably.
Although there is no way to immediately recover from the loss of a loved one, there is also no reason to make matters worse. We believe that guided, professional mediation helps keep strong emotions in check, allowing for a quicker resolution to the estate. Please continue reading on our main website.