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Divorce Arbitration Ontario as an Alternative to the Court

Posted by samanthas on August 16, 2012 in Home Living Tips with No Comments


When a marriage falls apart, the entire situation is incredibly stressful and devastating to the entire family, including extended family. The idea of divorce is bad enough, so it’s in everyone’s best interests not to turn something bad into something even worse with a messy divorce. There are a few options for divorcing spouses to undertake when they are dissolving their marriage. One of these options is inviting an Arbitrator into the picture to help dissolve the marriage as amicably as possible. Doing so will make the situation much less stressful, and will help the parties leave the marriage feeling satisfied with what they have agreed upon during negotiations. Diane Daly is a divorce lawyer who also practices divorce arbitration Ontario in order to help all parties leave the marriage with as much dignity as possible.

What is Divorce Arbitration?

Divorce arbitration involves inviting a neutral third party into the negotiation process between the divorcing couple. This arbitrator acts as an unbiased third party who is there to help make the negotiations go smoothly, and to offer sound advice that makes sense for all involved. Arbitrators decide the cases, and both sides need to be in agreement and bound by this final decision. This is an alternative to bringing your divorce case to the courts in front of a judge, which can be much more invasive and emotionally agonizing for all family members involved, especially the children.

Advantages of Using an Arbitrator

Choosing divorce arbitration Ontario allows the parties to keep their divorce out of the courts. By keeping it out of the courts, the divorce can be dissolved much quicker and with much more integrity and ease. Setting dates for arbitration is so much easier and quicker than setting dates to present your case in court. In addition, the arbitration process is usually much less expensive than going through the court system.

The arbitration hearings are scheduled around each party’s schedules, and not around the court’s availability, which means that the divorcing couple does not have to wait around for a court date that may or may not coincide with their own work or personal schedules.

Choosing an Arbitrator

You want to make sure that you choose a lawyer who is well versed in divorce arbitration for Ontario, or your state/province.  Look for a divorce arbitrator who is experienced, professional and caring. Both parties should agree on the arbitrator that they would like to use. This person needs to be fully competent and reliable, as well as impartial. All these factors are important because the arbitrator’s final decision which will be binding on both parties, so you want to make sure you choose someone who has a great track record making sound decisions.

Diane Daly and her team have been helping divorcing couples deal with separation and divorce settlement in a variety of ways that help pave the way to a better tomorrow.  There are alternatives to divorce court including arbitration as well as negotiation, mediation and collaborative family law. Diane has plenty of experience in these delicate situations, and has a deep compassion for those most vulnerable in these situations, namely the children. Call Diane and her team today at (905) 844-5883 to help get the arbitration process started in order to avoid the costly and emotional court system.

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