Family law arbitration is a developing area of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that has a number of advantages over the traditional court process. Our helpful family lawyers are experts in advising you on the best approach to take for you and your family. One of the principal advantages that arbitration has over standard court proceedings is the speed at which matters can be resolved. Instead of waiting for the Family Court’s standard timetable, you and your former spouse can arrange arbitration sessions at your mutual convenience. Similarly, parties can choose their arbitrator (arbitrators are highly experienced and specially qualified family lawyers who act in a similar role to a judge). Parties can even decide which issues to include as part of the arbitration (currently financial matters, but arbitration will soon be extended to arrangements for children). This ensures that you stay in control of the process.