Tacoma, WA asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Arizona

Q: Can a mediation be appealed or overturned?

The process went through even though one lawyer represented probate. And also estate..the mediator seemed biased to the other party as this party was an 84 year old recently widowed after 30 yrs

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You may want to repost this and add the categories of "Probate" and "Estate Planning." That appears to be the substantive area of law here.

As a general matter, arbitrations can be appealed; mediations are often non-binding. But that's only a general note on the ADR process. I don't think knowing that is of value to your question. This appears to be something that an attorney who is knowledgeable in probate law should advise on.

If you wanted to reach out to attorneys in that area of practice, you could search online, and additionally look into the "Find-a-Lawyer" resources in the tab above. You could also look into state or local attorney bar association referral resources. Reposting your question here and adding the categories of "Probate" and "Estate Planning" is free. But reaching out to probate attorneys for a consult is between you and attorneys you speak with - that's outside this forum. Good luck

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