Family law arbitration is an efficient, effective and economical dispute resolution alternative that can assure your client the highest level of judicial competence. Just as mediation has become a popular and successful means of alternate dispute resolution, arbitration will soon become the method of choice to adjudicate family law issues.
In arbitration the parties control the process and select their arbiter. The family law arbitrator chosen by the parties hears and decides their case on it’s merits and prepares an award that will become binding and non-appealable.
The attorneys and the arbitrator agree upon a time and a place for the hearings that is most convenient to the parties and their attorneys. The hearing will be confidential. The arbitrator may be retained to resolve a single issue or all issues of a case and may be brought into the case early on to monitor and oversee discovery or to hear pre-trial motions.