No one wants to feel played for the fool, especially not by a family member. But it is not uncommon for serious disputes to arise among family, especially when money and property are involved.
When seeking legal counsel about an intra-family dispute, it is important to understand the following:
- You may have a valid legal claim, but litigation is usually NOT quick or inexpensive. Litigation may not be the best first course of action for your situation.
- In New York the civil courts require plaintiffs and defendants to make a good faith effort to settle or resolve issues within a case before it can go to trial. Therefore, settlement or informal mediation is an approach that some attorneys might take to try and resolve a case early on.
- In reality some intra-family disputes can be alleviated through conversation. It may not be easy, and it might not be instant, but in some situations it is possible to talk things through to a resolution.
If you are at an impasse with your relative(s) regarding property, estate, or business, the Law Office of Isa Abdur-Rahman, PLLC, is available for an initial consultation about options for your situation.