Family and divorce arbitration

In family arbitration, a solicitor helps you and your former partner agree a final, legally binding divorce settlement.

Joshua Coombe, Chelmsford

What is divorce arbitration?

Arbitration during divorce is a way of sorting out your finances and what happens after your divorce. Arbitration is a way of keeping your divorce out of court, controlling the costs and can help you reach a financial settlement amicably.

What are the advantages of arbitration?

The main advantages of arbitration during divorce are:

It protects your privacy. Arbitration is confidential because the courts aren't involved. Everything you agree, or talk about, stays between you, your ex-partner and your solicitors.

You’re in control of your divorce. Arbitration is flexible and designed to work around you. You can pick your own arbitrator; if you go through the courts, you can’t pick the judge! The deadlines, timetable and issues to resolve are completely defined by you and your former partner.

It’s cheaper and faster than other options. Arbitration gives you a lot of choice, and so it can help you save money on legal fees. It's also generally quicker than going through the court process.

How does the divorce arbitration process work?

The first step in divorce arbitration is for both partners to choose an arbitrator. An arbitrator is a divorce solicitor who specialises in arbitration. Your solicitor will represent your interests, give you advice and negotiate with your former partner’s arbitrator. Together, you’ll talk about and settle the issues in your divorce you agree are important. Your agreement becomes a legally binding decision called an ‘award’.

Fixed-Fee divorce arbitration solicitors

We offer arbitration at a Fixed-Fee rate. This helps you keep costs down and concentrate on the issues that really matter.

Tees’ family arbitration service covers divorce settlements, financial provision for children, and property and inheritance issues. The Tees team has the practical experience to guide you through any situation - we were one of the first firms to offer arbitration. You can count on us to listen to you at every step, so that you get the best possible result.

What to do next

If you need legal advice about your divorce and arbitration, or a related issue, call us. A dedicated family law solicitor will outline your options and tell you how we can help.

Come in and see us for a FREE 30 minute face-to-face consultation about your options. Alternatively, if you want us to take a closer look at your situation, for a fixed fee of £150 + VAT, we can talk with you for up to 90 minutes.

Call our Family and Divorce Law solicitors on 0800 013 1165

For a free initial chat, at no obligation, or fill out our enquiry form and a solicitor will get in touch.

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