If you want to settle your divorce out of court, arbitration can be a quicker, cheaper and more private option. Our expert divorce lawyers have years of experience acting for people going through the arbitration process.
Arbitration is a voluntary process which involves you and your ex-partner agreeing that a neutral third party (an arbitrator) will decide on your divorce settlement. The arbitrator then considers the case in the same way as a judge in court and makes a decision, which is then legally binding.
Arbitration has a number of advantages over the court process, including:
• Speed – arbitrated cases can be resolved within six months, compared to the court process which typically could take between nine months and two years
• Cost – it is often cheaper, particularly in complex cases where there is significant wealth to be divided
• Flexibility – arbitration can work around your lifestyle, with hearings at a time that are suitable for you
• Privacy – the details of arbitration are private. This makes the process particularly appealing to people who are in the public eye
However, arbitration is unlikely to be appropriate if you or your ex-partner are not honest about your financial circumstances.
We can provide you with the advice and support you need to make the right decisions about your separation. Our lawyers pride themselves on their no-nonsense approach, ensuring you understand every step in the arbitration process and that we get you the best possible result.
We are highly-ranked by the independent legal guides Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, and are widely considered to be one of the UK’s leading family law firms.
If you want to discuss your divorce options with one of our experts, please call 0345 604 4911 or contact us online and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.