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Arbitration is an alternative way to resolve property disputes outside of the family court.
An Arbitrator’s task is similar to a Judge’s task in that they will determine how property is to be divided between spouses.
The Arbitrator will review the written and oral evidence from the parties and then reach a decision. The decision is binding, therefore giving the parties satisfaction that once a decision has been delivered by the Arbitrator the matter is finalised.
Given the delays in the family court, parties can wait many months if not years for a judge to hear their matter, so arbitration is quicker alternative.
Some of the positives are as follows:
– The parties choose their Arbitrator.
– The parties with the Arbitrator agree on how the matter will be conducted.
– Arbitration is likely to reduces the parties legal costs.
– Arbitration allows parties to agree the timeframe for when their matter will be settled.
– It is usually faster than going to Court.
– Your private details are not aired out in open court.
– The atmosphere in Arbitration can be less confronting.
At O’Sullivan Davies, our lawyers and paralegals have all been have been trained in the area of Arbitration by the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators (AIFLAM)
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