In arbitration, both parties agree to appoint another person, usually an attorney, to settle the issues on which they cannot agree. These issues can include child custody, child support, spousal support, parenting time, and property division.

Both parties must agree to arbitration.

Arbitration works well for:

Once the arbitrator makes a final recommendation, the settlement is submitted to a judge. The judge must endorse the settlement, unless the arbitrator breaks very limited rules.

Advantages of arbitration:

Disadvantages of arbitration:

*Courtesy of Nicholas Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach and Buiteweg, P.C.