What You Need To Know About Divorce Arbitration

What You Need To Know About Divorce Arbitration

in Divorce & Family Law Last updated Mar 28, 2018

Divorce is never an easy situation. Ending a relationship that started well, will never be easy. It’s the same for everyone, no matter where you live or what your social status is. The divorce process can go two very different directions. It can take a long time and be very messy, or it can be short and amicable. Divorce arbitration is necessary in situations where both parties have reached an impasse and outside help is needed.

Do You Really Need a Divorce Arbitration Attorney?

Most people often confuse arbitrators and mediators. They assume that both are the same, but that’s not the case. A mediator will try to settle the separation in the most amicable way, but they can only suggest how the events should proceed. An arbitrator, will settle your dispute as quickly as possible and their decision is final and binding.

You Can’t Dispute the Sentence

Whatever the result, any divorce that is settled with arbitration carries a binding sentence. Both you and your former spouse will not be able to dispute it, because the law gives the arbitrator the power to settle the divorce. In short, they combine the work of the mediator and judge. Only certain case matter can remain open for post-sentence changes, like decisions regarding children, if the situation requires it.

Be Aware of Your Situation

For most married couples, divorce arbitration is the last resort to settle their dispute. They know that some divorce cases can take years to finish due to a number of variables. Other couples, choose arbitration to shorten the time it takes to complete the divorce and save a lot of money. In an arbitration hearing, you are not required to have a lawyer present, and your divorce could be settled within a day.  This can save both parties a lot of time and money.

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