Arbitration is more formal than mediation but less formal than a trial. Arbitration proceeds much like a miniature trial that often occurs outside of the courthouse. Unlike mediation, arbitration is binding, and the arbitrator can make a formal decision that will affect both parties. An arbitrator’s decision, like a judge’s, can only be challenged in extremely limited circumstances or in the event that the Arbitrator’s ruling affects the children’s rights or best interest.
At Campbell Law Group, we believe collaboration is the ideal way to resolve a family matter. That’s why our team has joined the Collaborative Family Law Institute so that we can offer clients a low-conflict alternative to the adversarial process, like arbitration and other tools such as Collaborative Law, and arbitration.