There is a cost associated with hiring an arbitrator, but it is similar to that of a mediator with additional time for the drafting of an order. However, the time spent may be well worth it for the convenience and ability to select the right person to hear the pending family law issues, and the speed at which a resolution will be received.
In 2005, Indiana adopted the Family Law Arbitration Act to provide an alternative to “litigation as usual” in most kinds of family law cases. Why isn’t this the way cases that can’t get settled in mediation are reaching resolution? Perhaps it’s because most people don’t know enough about it. Here are the top 4 reasons you should be arbitrating your disputes.