Mediation: Daughter versus three other children

The deceased: Father of four children
The applicant: Three of the deceased’s children
Defendant/beneficiaries: The deceased’s youngest daughter
Size of deceased’s estate: $367,000 (although there was disagreement over the value of the house, which had not yet been sold).
Particulars of the claim: The deceased left the whole of his estate to one of his three children. The three children he left out of his will were all suffering financial hardship.
Result: The three applicants each received 21% of the estate.
Reason for result: The applicants all had significant financial need. The defendant was in a better financial position than all of the applicants.
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