What is Family Law Arbitration?

Divorce agreement. Wife and husband can not make settlementIf you are going through a divorce, you may be thinking about various options on how you can handle your case. A typical divorce can sometimes be messy. Mediation may not have worked for you if your case has some complicated issues to resolve. Therefore, family arbitration may be one of your best bets. Family arbitration is similar to mediation in some ways and uniquely different in others. The main difference is that somebody experienced in arbitration, known as an arbitrator, will play a big role in your case and will help make the final decisions.

For those who want to choose arbitration as a divorce resolution method, there are some things you need to know. The objective of this method is to obtain fair resolution of disputes by an impartial third party without delay. Parties are free to agree how their disputes are resolved and the courts should never interfere with the process. Arbitration offers many advantages, such as choice of the decision maker, efficiency, privacy, convenience, and finality, as there is no right to appeal the final decision.

Why Family Arbitration May be the Decision For You 

Family arbitration is usually not mandatory, which means that you have time to think long and hard about your decision. You will receive a final decision that both you and your spouse will have to live with until either of you decide to challenge it in court. The cost of arbitration is generally less and you will spend less time with an attorney than you will in court, so the financial aspect is one to look forward to. If you believe that arbitration is the best option for you, talk to us today. We will meet with you to discuss your case and come to a conclusion about what works best for you!