Family Law Arbitration in North Carolina
Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution that allows parties to resolve family law disputes without going to court. Unlike mediation, arbitration results in a binding decision. Parties agree upon a neutral third party, the arbitrator, who acts as a private judge. The arbitrator regulates the exchange of information, hears testimony from the parties and their witnesses, and ultimately renders a decision on the pending issues.
Some benefits to arbitration are that the proceedings are private, parties select their decision maker [enabling parties to select someone experienced in a particular matter], finality [generally, there is no option to appeal] and efficiency and convenience in that parties can select when their case will be heard and there is no chance of court backlog delaying a hearing.
Wake Family Law Group has two arbitrators experienced in addressing a variety of North Carolina family law matters, including child custody and child support, equitable distribution, spousal support and matters related to breach of family law contracts: