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Using the mediation solution to avoid the perils of litigation

Friday, May 18, 2018 @ 9:00 AM | By Paul Iacono and Susan Hyatt

A civil lawsuit involving families is sad and damaging, and can quickly degenerate into a pathological experience. We have seen it happen. And disputes between family members are even more destructive because valuable and important relationships are at stake. Unfortunately, interfamilial disputes are becoming more common with aging baby boomers in the process of passing a huge amount of wealth — $750 billion — to the next generation over the next 10 years.

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