Mediation: Son versus grandchild and other competing claimants

The deceased: Father of five children
The applicant: Son of the deceased
Defendant/beneficiaries: Granddaughter of the deceased
Size of deceased’s estate: Approximately $1 million
Particulars of the claim: The deceased had five children whom were all left out of the will. The applicant made a claim for provision. Two of the other children also made separate claims on the deceased’s estate. The applicant was estranged from the deceased for a period of 9 years.
Result: The applicant was awarded approximately $180,000 (24% of the estate) after payment of legal fees.
Reason for result: The applicant was a child of the deceased and had substantial need.
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