Why arbitration might be for you

Arbitration - An alternative to Court in Family Proceedings


With an estimated 42% of all marriages ending in Divorce, it is reassuring to know that Court is not the only option for resolving family disputes.

A lesser known alternative to Court is arbitration. In family arbitration you and your partner appoint an independent arbitrator to make a decision on any financial, property or child-related issues that arise from the breakdown of your relationship.

Family arbitration enables couples going through family breakdown to resolve disputes more quickly, confidentially and in a more flexible and less formal setting than a courtroom.

The same arbitrator will deal with all stages of the case from start to finish and you and your partner have the major say in how the proceedings are run. This could include, for example, choosing the venue, whether to meet face to face or through writing only, or whether to use the arbitrator for the whole process or just parts of it that you are stuck on.

The flexibility and the fact that you will get a final decision much more quickly can make arbitration more cost-effective than court.

At Oldham Marsh Page Flavell we are committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Our Sarah Bufton promotes a non-confrontational approach to family disputes and can be contacted on 01664 563162. Sarah will happily talk you through the different options of dispute resolution or indeed any other family matter that you may have.

Oldham Marsh Page Flavell are Solicitors in Melton Mowbray.

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