For couples struggling to reach an agreement, arbitration is a useful and effective way to avoid time-consuming and expensive court battles.
Like a judge in court, a family arbitrator will ensure that relevant facts and evidence are collected and make a final and binding decision based on this information.
The difference is that you and your ex-partner can appoint an arbitrator of your choice, select the issues that need to be resolved, and have control over when and where the hearing takes place.
It can help couples agree on issues including child maintenance, division of assets, property issues following cohabitation, child arrangements – where they live, what time they spent with each parent and their upbringing.
At Stowe, we have a nationwide network of professionals who can support you in this area.