“Arbitration” is a process in which we make a binding or non-binding decision after hearing arguments and considering evidence. The parties determine the formality and finality of the process, in consultation with us.This process can occur with the parties alone or with the parties and their lawyers, present and participating. When counsel does not participate directly in arbitration we strongly encourage the parties to have consulting lawyers.
We will arbitrate ultimate issues, interim or “temporary orders” and discovery disputes, all in the context of divorce, custody or other family law, probate law, elder, small business or other matters.
By contract, we will commit to hourly cost, confidentiality, timeliness of hearing and decision and the rules of procedure that the parties and their counsel wish to apply.