Similar to mediation, arbitration allows spouses the ability to navigate their divorce outside of a public courtroom, but with one primary difference: the assistance of an arbitrator—who may also be a private judge.
- The arbitrator serves as a neutral third party and presides over the dispute much as they would in a courtroom, weighing the accounts of the facts of both parties in order to make a ruling.
While this is often helpful for couples who have reached an impasse or stalemate in their divorce negotiations and wish to resolve the dispute without formal litigation, it is important to note that arbitration is a type of informal divorce trial, called an arbitration hearing, and is subject to the following:
- Involvement from both parties and their respective attorneys
- Defined procedures and a timeline for the Arbitrator to render a decision, or “award”
- Creates binding decisions
- Can be used in conjunction with other divorce options, including litigation, mediation, and both collaborative and cooperative divorce
How Storch Law Can Help You
After consulting with Storch Law, PLLC and considering a collaborative approach to resolving your family law dispute, if you find that you really need unbundled, a la carte legal representation, Storch Law, PLLC may choose to represent you in either a cooperative or more traditional uncontested approach.
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You will have the opportunity to assess your needs together and make a powerful decision on how to handle your family law matter. Divorce, separation, child custody disputes, child support modifications, and relocation are all areas in which Storch Law, PLLC is experienced, and will work with you to determine which dispute resolution path will best suit your needs.