Are you a bequeather or heir?
In inheritance matters, factual matters are closely linked to relationship issues. Imagine if every family member had written down their own family history – especially the feelings associated with it – in an imaginary book. At the latest, when the subject of "inheritance" becomes real – consciously or unconsciously – those affected will bring out this "book of life" again. Naturally, they then want someone to listen to the chapters that are most important to them. And isn't it also your wish that all goes well and fairly so that everyone involved can get along with each other or heal their relationships?
I offer you a mediation process in which we first structure the initial situation in a clear manner and everyone can bring their important issues to the table in a protected and confidential setting – preferably before the inheritance. Of course, it can also be afterwards – which takes courage; however, it clears the way for self-determined solutions that permanently preserve or restore family peace.
As a mediator and executor familiar with inheritance matters, combined with vast professional and real-life experience, I can easily adapt to your particular issues and concerns. It is vital that I really understand all conflict partners on a factual level and emotionally. This makes a growing, mutual understanding possible for all parties involved.
Typical situations during a bequeather's lifetime
Preventive and constructive estate planning involving those affected – this includes structuring your topics and clarifying your own intentions
Planning and implementation of preventive measures, e.g. healthcare proxies
Conflicts among siblings
Typical situations after the death of the bequeather
Interpretation of the will
Estate settlement or accompanying a community of heirs
Execution of a will
Distribution of the estate
Clarification of perceived injustices in a legal or will succession
Recognition or appreciation of achievement, e.g. caring for parents