Common in commercial law, but perhaps under-utilized in Family Law, the process of arbitration provides a dispute resolution format which can help you work your way towards a binding decision without going through the family court system.
What is arbitration and what are the benefits?
Arbitration is similar to mediation in terms of process, but the parties in an arbitration hand the difficult decisions on the key aspects of a settlement to an independent third-party, qualified arbitrator.
Handing over the deciding voice to an external party can allow you and the other party to benefit from the process in a number of ways: greatly reduced financial, emotional and legal costs of litigation; greater choice on who decides your dispute, and how they make that decision; setting your own timeframes for settlement of your dispute; generally faster resolution of your dispute; and avoiding your private details from being aired in a public forum (via case listings and judgements).
The arbitration lawyers Perth families should consider as an alternative approach to dispute settlement.
Like you, we have an interest in doing what we can to keep your matter out of the mainstream court system when the circumstances benefit you. It’s an important part of our ethos and professional reputation.
Loukas Law are the family arbitration lawyers Perth family law clients should consider, because we understand all dispute resolution processes – from mediation-style conferences to collaborative law practice.
For more information about family law arbitration, please visit the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators.