Conflicts arising from business and estate matters can spin out of control to the point where the time and expense required to litigate the dispute means that even the prevailing party suffers. In these cases, mediation is often the best way for each side to come away with a result they can live with. At the Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis & Associates, we provide mediation services for Western New Yorkers who are engaged in disputes over commercial and probate issues. From our offices in Williamsville and downtown Buffalo, Attorney and Certified Mediator Alexandra Rockwood gives individuals and companies the chance to reach a mutually agreeable solution in a private setting without the cost and aggravation that accompanies a trial.
Estate disputes can be overwhelming for a number of reasons. They are touched off by the death of a loved one, so the various parties might still be in the midst of the grieving process. Often, disagreements over probate are just the latest skirmish in a family conflict that has been festering for years over other issues. Add in significant financial stakes and accusations of impropriety, and you could have a situation where the sides seem unable to resolve their differences without going to court and threatening the value of the estate.
Meditation under the guidance of a seasoned professional often is the best way to reduce tensions and negotiate based on reason rather than emotion. Alexandra Rockwood can point out the relevant legal standards and get each side to listen to the other’s position respectfully in a private setting. Whether the estate dispute involves allegations of undue influence, lack of capacity or some other issue, we provide cost-effective mediation services to help foster a mutually agreeable distribution of the decedent’s property.
The Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis & Associates provides mediation services for Western New Yorkers who are engaged in a dispute over an estate matter. For a consultation with an experienced mediator, please call 716-886-9600 or contact us online. We have offices in Williamsville and downtown Buffalo.
As a Buffalo divorce lawyer for 28 years, I have devoted myself to solving the problems that affect families throughout the Buffalo metropolitan area and Western New York. As a family law attorney, I make it my goal to create a partnership of trust with my clients. People put their trust in me to handle cases that can potentially have a long-lasting impact on not only their lives, but the lives of their family as well.
Alexandra M. Rockwood is a Senior Associate Attorney with the Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis & Associates and has been with the firm since early 2020. She primarily practices in the areas of matrimonial and family law, including divorce, child custody, and child support. Alexandra is a practicing matrimonial and family law attorney as…