When is Arbitration most often selected?
Arbitration is usually the last resort when the parties are unable to agree on the division of household property or the final possession of a pet.
Yes, once you agree to us this process, an arbitration hearing will be held and the arbitrator’s Award is legally binding.
Is an Arbitration Award the same thing as a court order?
An arbitrator’s Award may be filed with the Clerk of Court and have the same effect as a court order which remedies could include specific performance and contempt of court. Not all Awards are filed with the court. In this case, it would be enforceable through a breach of contact claim.
How often is Arbitration utilized?
Rarely in the family law setting except to deal with the division of household furnishings and possession of a household pet.