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Family Arbitration: The Middle Way?

November 11, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

Family arbitration is something of a mid-point between other alternative methods of dispute resolution and the court process though it is unfortunately often overlooked or simply not made available to separating couples. Family arbitration is suitable for couples who are unable to reach an agreement between themselves or with the support of a mediator and would prefer not to go to court but still need someone else to help make the decisions. The process involves appointing a joint family arbitrator to act as an objective decision-maker, in much the same a judge would do in the family courts. However, every aspect of the arbitration process remains private, and within a schedule agreed by both ...

The importance of listening during separation

June 23, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

Whether you choose divorce, mediation, arbitration or collaborative family law, the way you listen and respond to your partner during the process of separation can make a huge difference to the outcome. (Successful) dispute resolution is not about getting your own way or dragging your ex through the mud… Instead, it should be about surmounting the issues that got you to this point and finding a way to go your separate ways with a positive outlook. Listening and respecting each other’s point of view is a massive ...

Who gets the house after divorce?

December 01, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

Deciding what to do about the family home is often the hardest part of a divorce or separation. Do you sell up and split the proceeds? If you keep it, who’s going to move out? How will you work out mortgage payments? A family home is full of memories, some of which may become bittersweet after divorce – the place you call home becomes both a familiar safe haven and the site of bad memories. For most separating couples, the family home is their biggest financial investment, and will need to be used as an asset during the divorce process. This may ...

Family Dispute Resolution Week 24-28th November: A Better Way to Separate

November 21, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

There's no easy way to separate, but there is a 'better way'. Resolution are raising awareness of alternative methods of separation to help separating couples and families to avoid going to court. This year's Family Dispute Resolution Week takes place on 24th-28th November - across England and Wales Resolution members will be holding events and providing information on non-court-based dispute resolution techniques such as mediation, collaborative family law and arbitration.  As members of Resolution, we follow a Code of Practice to promote non-confrontational approaches to ...

What is Family Arbitration?

September 30, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

Family arbitration is a relatively recent addition to the options available to separating couples looking for an out-of-court solution. Arbitration is a method of dispute resolution that offers an efficient and legally binding method of separation, and while it works well as a stand-alone process it also has many benefits when used in association with mediation. Both solutions provide couples with more control and flexibility than a court divorce, and when used in conjunction, can help to ensure that all areas of separation are covered in both a personal and professional manner. You will need a separate mediator and arbitrator, as one solicitor cannot provide both services to one couple, but the benefit of having ...

The Benefits of Arbitration

July 21, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

If you’re looking for a swift, flexible and confidential divorce process, then arbitration may be a good option for you. Arbitration allows you to separate and resolve financial or property disputes without the need to go to court, and is suitable for divorce or the dissolution of a civil partnership. This alternative method of dispute resolution has several benefits for couples who may need help in coming to a decision, and who are willing to work cooperatively with their partner to find a positive outcome. What is arbitration? An arbitrator is a specially trained family lawyer accredited by the Institute of Family Law

Common Questions from a Stressed Divorce Client

March 15, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

Part of our job as divorce solicitors is to keep things calm. The process of separation can be emotionally intense for everyone involved and it’s often difficult to separate the head from the heart when you’re working through the logistics of your divorce. So that’s where we come in – to soothe your worries and cool down any hot-headed decisions that might not be ideal for your situation… Believe us, we’ve experienced our share of stressed-out situations while working with separating couples, so if you’re feeling the strain and are full to the brim with anxious/paranoid/frazzled questions about your divorce, have a look at our commonly-asked questions below to see if we can ...


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