Arbitration offers a degree of customisation that is not available in a courtroom. With this process, spouses can choose the Arbitrator that they feel will be best suited to hear their issues, while also allowing them to craft unique solutions tailored to their specific needs and situations. They can decide on a meeting time, venue, and transfer of property ownership. This is unlike a court hearing, where the judge decides everything on behalf of the couple.
Arbitration allows couples to settle their disagreements without becoming the subject of public scrutiny. It provides a safe and private space for couples to resolve issues arising from their separation. This is one of the primary reasons why couples are increasingly opting for third-party Arbitration services during the settlement process.
Using Arbitration to resolve matrimonial disputes helps reduce the need for costly court hearings. The parties involved are more likely to be satisfied with the outcome, as they were more in control of the process. For those looking for a way out of expensive legal costs because of a prolonged court case, Arbitration is proving to be a great option.
The decision of the Arbitrator is binding, in the same way as a Court Order (subject to ratification by the Court), providing certainty of outcome. There are also very limited grounds for appeal under the Arbitration Act 1996.