Family law arbitration is like a trial but it’s much faster and cheaper and it happens outside of a courtroom.  In a recent case, a 15-day Supreme Court trial was avoided by using a 5-day arbitration instead.

Family law arbitrators have a better opportunity to learn about the parties and communicate with them than a trial judge has, and they often have more expertise in family law issues.  The end result of an arbitration is an order that’s binding and enforceable.