Arbitration is a relatively new process within family law in Australia. It is, in effect, a private trial. Your dispute is determined by an arbitrator, rather than a judge, and you are not bound by the delays and strictures of the court system. In an arbitration, you and your former partner have control over who is appointed as arbitrator and can select someone who you believe will understand the issues in our particular matter.

You and your partner present your evidence and submissions to the arbitrator, as you would in a trial, and they will then make a determination about your dispute. At the present time, only property matters can be arbitrated and certain matters are more suitable for arbitration than others.

We work with experienced arbitrators and can discuss this option with you.