Probate mediation is an effective way to avoid the expense and time-consuming nature of litigating matters related to an estate. By taking the matter to mediation, all involved are able to discuss their concerns openly and honestly. The sessions are private and confidential, so nobody need worry about personal and family issues become a matter of public record. Years of hurt feelings and distrust between family members can be resolved without increasing tension with the guidance of a skilled mediator. Perhaps best of all, probate mediation allows for unorthodox solutions. Families can design an outcome that is perfectly suited for their individual circumstances.