DIVORCE ARBITRATION ATTORNEYS IN WEST CHESTER, PA
Arbitration is used when parties reach a standstill in their discussions or negotiations and need to have a neutral third party decide an issue. Instead of going through the drawn-out process of formal court hearings, the parties mutually agree to hire a legal professional with substantial experience in the subject matter to decide their dispute. In addition to their legal experience in the subject matter, the arbitrator has special training to hear evidence and render decisions in an informal hearing setting. The parties may hire attorneys and offer evidence just as they can in a court hearing, but usually the process is less formal than in court.
While a traditional court hearing can take several months or longer to be scheduled, and then several weeks more before the court issues an order, an arbitration can be completed much more quickly. The arbitration hearing is scheduled based on the timing needs of the parties, and the arbitrator issues a decision within 30 days of the hearing.
The arbitration process is convenient and can be limited to only those issues the parties wish to have resolved. Unlike court hearings, arbitration is confidential and protects the privacy of the parties.
Contact us to find out if arbitration may be a fit resolving for your legal matter.