Resolving Estate Conflicts Without A Legal Fight
A death in the family does not always bring people closer together. Sometimes the grieving and healing is interrupted by inheritance disputes. These conflicts can pit family members against each other and cause long-term rifts. Probate litigation can also be long and expensive, draining the estate.
There is a better way – mediation. Dayton attorney Mike Conway is a certified probate law specialist with 45 years of experience helping Ohio families through the heavy burdens of estate administration. He can serve as a neutral mediator to help you work out a peaceable and practical resolution.
Consider Mediation Of Your Probate Dispute
Settling the estate of a loved one is difficult enough. Disagreements about the wishes of the departed or accusations of treachery are amplified by the strong emotions and high stakes.
Mike Conway can be the “middleman” to guide you to a solution. He is one of the handful of court-approved mediators for probate matters in Montgomery County and Greene County. At the Law Office of W. Michael Conway, he has helped families resolve all sorts of estate disputes, such as:
- Dividing the estate when the will is ambiguous
- Providing for a family member who was left out of the will
- Partition actions when siblings inherit real estate
- What to do with the family business now that Dad is gone
- Retrieving assets that were improperly taken from the estate
- Which daughter should be the guardian when Mom is declared incompetent
These are just a sample of the issues that divide families and get in the way of efficient administration. Mike has handled every scenario and is familiar with large and complex estates involving trusts, vacation properties, valuables and closely held businesses.
There’s Always A Solution
Mike Conway is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as an estate planning, trust and probate attorney. He is also a non-practicing CPA (certified public accountant). He draws on that legal and financial background – including experience with will contests and other probate litigation – to help the parties find a way forward. His philosophy as a mediator is to keep probing and prodding, asking questions and offering perspectives, until the parties come up with an agreement they each can live with.
At the Law Office of W. Michael Conway, there is no charge for initial consultations. To explore mediation, call the Dayton office at 937-741-3988 or use the email contact form.