Mediating a dispute in Orphans’ Court is quite different from most other mediations. It is unlike mediation over an employment dispute, where the parties are usually the employer and the employee; it is also different from mediation between victim and perpetrator, landlord and tenant or neighbor and neighbor. In most cases, the parties in an Orphans’ Court mediation are family members, often siblings in a dispute against other siblings. As in divorce and custody mediation, the emotional stakes, as well as the financial stakes, can run very high.
“MEDIATING THE ORPHANS’ COURT DISPUTE: THE MEDIATOR’S PERSPECTIVE”
By Patricia T. Brennan – “Resolution”: PBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Newsletter – November 2017