Family law arbitration provides a way for couples to deal with the financial issues arising from a relationship breakdown, without going to court. You  cannot use arbitration to work out things like who your children live with or access.

You can go to arbitration if  you are married, in a civil partnership or living together. You would both need to agree to go down this route; you can then decide who the arbitrator is, what they decide, and how and when they make their decision. You can even choose how you conduct the process, which gives you a degree of control over the cost. Once  you have started the process, though, you have to continue until the arbitrator makes a final binding award.

We can provide advice and support at every stage in the arbitration process.

To discuss a potential arbitration matter informally, in confidence and without commitment, please contact us.

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