Family Law Arbitration in Leeds, Sheffield & York

Proceedings in the family court can be frustratingly lengthy, costly and inflexible. This is one of the reasons why family arbitration has seen its popularity increase over recent years as it aims to help couples following a breakdown of their relationship sort issues out quickly and cost-effectively whilst providing flexibility.

Arbitration works by both parties, usually with their solicitors, agreeing to jointly appoint an arbitrator to make decisions for them, in a similar way that a Judge in the family court would. The parties would then provide the arbitrator with all the relevant information and put forwards their legal arguments before they make their decision. The decision made by the Arbitrator is binding.

The process is flexible because you and your former partner can:

  • Choose who you appoint as an arbitrator making sure they have the necessary level of expertise.
  • Agree that the arbitrator would only make decisions limited to specific issues, such as how the proceeds of sale of the family home should be divided or which school your children should go to. This means you are not wasting time and money discussing issues that have already been agreed upon or are not considered to be relevant.
  • Dictate the timetable, unlike in court proceedings. This means you can avoid the delays of waiting for court hearings and make sure the meetings are at a time and location that is convenient for you.
  • Agree that the arbitrator should consider the issues in writing or arrange a meeting with you and solicitors, with the arbitrator, similar but less formal than court proceedings.

Arbitration can be used for cases involving disputes about the division of property and finances following the breakdown of a relationship and can also be used in most matters involving children. It can be used as part of divorce proceedings or for unmarried couples.

Our family solicitors can support, advise and represent you through Arbitration. To discuss this further, contact one of our experts today.

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Lupton Fawcett’s experienced team of Family Law Out of Court Resolution Specialists can help facilitate Family arbitration to settle family matters quickly, smoothly and with great cost efficiencies. To find the right solution to whatever challenges face your family or relationship, we are on hand to guide you throughout what can be difficult and emotive discussions and decisions.  To speak to a member of our team, contact us by phone today or fill out our enquiry form and we will be in touch.

Lupton Fawcett’s teams are leading family law specialists in Yorkshire and are based out of our office in Leeds, Sheffield and York.

We have spent over one hundred years using our legal skills to help you through difficult, complicated or emotional times.  Within every area of law, we put your interests first.

We provide a personalised service, with specialised expertise and extensive resources to ensure we are giving you the best solutions to your problems.

Our Family Lawyers act regularly for clients across the United Kingdom including Bradford, Birmingham, Hull, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Nottingham.

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Helen Stead

Many thanks for all your help (Richard Buckley) and professional guidance throughout this challenging process. I have found your advice and tact through my divorce very helpful providing a well balanced view on all matters and situations that occurred some of them unforeseen and you always helped me to reach the best decision possible. Good luck with everything in the future and I will recommend your services to anyone.

Andy North

Chris Burns and Alice Evans guided me through my separation and were able to provide extensive legal knowledge surrounding my financial entitlement to our joint assets. Alice was able to efficiently agree terms with my former partner and diligently meet my objectives. Alice then drafted a highly comprehensive separation deed to reflect this. Both were very attentive to me during the process and remained professional yet sympathetic throughout

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