In arbitration, you are actually hiring a judge privately. Both spouses must agree to arbitrate.
The person you hire could be an experienced lawyer or a retired judge.
Both spouses sign an agreement to be bound by the arbitrator's decision.
Arbitration is like court. Lawyers argue their legal positions to the third-party decision maker, as they would before a judge.
The arbitrator must certify that both sides have been screened for domestic violence and power imbalances.
Arbitration is less expensive and more convenient than court.
Arbitration is faster than trial.
Arbitration allows the parties to keep their dispute private.
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