If you’re going through a divorce and can’t come up with a settlement, you may be getting frustrated. You don’t personally want to go to court or have a judge decide on your case.
One thing you may want to try is an alternative dispute resolution method called arbitration. Arbitration is a little less formal than a trial, but it is binding and more formal than mediation.
Why choose divorce arbitration?
Divorce arbitration has one significant benefit: It’s private. As a result, you can keep your assets and personal business between yourselves and those involved in the case. Arbitration is also generally cheaper, faster and more amicable than going to divorce court.
How does divorce arbitration work?
Divorce arbitration is similar to a trial setting. You and your attorney will build a case for what you want, and your spouse and their attorney will do the same. You’ll tell the arbitrator what you’d like to see happen in your case. You can present relevant evidence to the arbitrator and ask for them to make a decision that is binding.
Arbitration is flexible, which is something you should understand. You and your spouse can decide on what the arbitrator is allowed to arbitrate and what you’re going to continue to argue. You can create rules for arbitration as well, which may differ from the rules found in a courtroom setting.
Your attorney can talk to you more about arbitration if you believe that it may be the right way to resolve your divorce disputes. It is an effective method if both parties can agree to use it.